The Marquis de Wavrin: From the Manor to the Jungle tells the story of the Marquis Robert de Wavrin and his relationship with the indigenous people in South America during the early 20th century. A Belgian marquis who spent decades traveling, Wavrin visited areas that few Europeans had ever seen. He earned the trust of local groups while filming their customs, rituals and everyday life. Wavrin's footage is marked by an insistence on seeing indigenous people as fellow human beings - not savages or exotics trotted out for our entertainment. Co-director Grace Winter, a researcher at the Royal Film Archive of Belgium, reconstructs sequences from the archival footage for a contemporary audience.