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Marquis de Wavrin

Unrated

Cambridge Film Festival Release Date

Saturday 27th October 2018
Marquis de Wavrin poster
Suitable for 15 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown at Cambridge Film Festival on 29th October 2018.
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Directed by:

Genre:

Documentary

Language:

English

Runtime:

1 hour 25 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

The Marquis de Wavrin was the first white man to encounter many of the Amazonian Indians, including the "head shrinking" Shuar Indians, at the end of the 1920s. Over 6000 metres of footage filmed between 1920 and 1938, many of now lost tribes, led to his becoming a renowned explorer and ethnographer. This documentary weaves together archival footage, beautiful photographs and anthropological films. De Wavrin was not only one of the pioneers of visual anthropology, but also genuinely interested in the indigenous people he documented.

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