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Le Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungle
Archived: Le Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungle (2017)

director: Grace Winter, Luc Plantier

composer: Hughes Maréchal

Archived
duration: 85 minutes
Documentary

Classics

A portrait of the eccentric Belgian nobleman Robert de Wavrin who, a century ago, travelled to South America in quest of different indigenous tribes. His amazing documentaries and beautifully composed photos were largely forgotten. Winter and Plantier give a belated salute to an undervalued pioneer. (C.V.)

"The film invites us to follow the strange path taken by the Marquis de Wavrin, the first white man to film, at the end of the 1920s, the "head shrinking" Shuar Indians. Over 6000 meters of footage filmed between 1920 and 1938 led to his becoming a renowned explorer and ethnographer. Thanks to the safeguarding of this film heritage by the Cinémathèque (the Royal Belgian Film Archive), we are able to learn about the Marquis de Wavrin, defender and friend of the Indians of the Upper - Amazon, and a true filmmaker at heart."

In addition to the screening of 'Le Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungle' on 18 October, a double bill combining 'Le Marquis de Wavrin' and 'Au pays du scalp', is scheduled on 17 October. Read more about this double bill 'Robert de Wavrin, a Belgian ethno filmmaker'.

UGent Morning Sessions
On Wednesday 18 October, the 9:30 screening of 'Le Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungle' consists of a short introduction, the screening of the film itself and a discussion afterwards with a professor from Ghent University.
Click here for an overview of all UGent Morning Sessions during Film Fest Gent.

Credits

director: Grace Winter, Luc Plantier
composer: Hughes Maréchal
producer: Martine Barbé
Editor: Luc Plantier
Cinematography: Dominique Henry

production company: Image Création

More info

dialogue: French
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: Belgium
year: 2017

Filmography

GRACE WINTER: Le Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungle (2017). LUC PLANTIER: Colors & Livia (1996, short), Le Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungle (2017).

Technical Specs

sound: Dolby Digital SRD
format: DCP
frame: 16/9

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