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VERY GOOD 2017 film biography of early times in Africa in late 1950's of English primatologist Jane Goodall and her becoming, um, familiarized with chimpanzees, plus. Lots of interesting live camera film from 100 hours of footage that had been tucked away in National Geographic archives used by film director Brett Morgen in telling the story and fine music by American pianist/composer Philip Glass.
Also has interesting present day interview segments with Jane.
"Day after day in the sun and the wind and the rain, I climbed into the hills. This was where I was meant to be." (Cue Philip Glass music)
Interviewer: "How long are you going to be associated with the chimpanzee?" Jane: "Until I die." Truly a remarkable woman with a lifetime of achievement. This documentary helps us know more about her incredible passion and determination.
Remarkable documentary about the life and work of a remarkable woman. She is a role model for all young women who want to follow their passion against the odds.
Jane Goodall, compassionate, curious and dedicated. I've enjoyed her books, interviews and she even inspired me to go vegetarian as a teen. This documentary features unseen footage recorded by Jane's late husband and National Geographic photographer. It pieces together her story in the field as a young scientist. I cannot wait to see this one!
Engrossing documentary about Jane Goodall, with much stunning archival film footage by her first husband, the wildlife cinematographer, Hugo van Lawick. What the film does not say is that Louis Leakey chose not only Goodall to research chimps, but also Dian Fossey to work with gorillas, and Birute Galdikas to work with orangutans. And of the three, I think Goodall has been by far the most successful, both scientifically and conservation-wise. Narrated primarily by her, the film begins with her assignment to watch chimps in 1957 and goes through to the present, during which her mission has become to spread the word of conservation all over the world. Although now 84 yr old, she travels constantly (never in one place more than 3 weeks) to speak to people about the importance of nature and the environment. The film also reminds us of how great a wildlife cinematographer van Lawick was (he passed in 2002). Anyone who is interested in wildlife research, primates, and/or Africa should make this film a must-see.
Stunning, newly discovered film from Jane Goodall's early days with her beloved chimps is the foundation for this riveting documentary.
My fellow KCLS patrons, "JANE" is an outstanding documentary. The story of Jane is taken from the film taken by her husband Hugo. Until "Jane" came out I had no idea how important Hugo was to the success Jane would have with her study of chimps. He too sacrificed and assisted in bringing up their son and in filming her at work. It is a touching romance. Jane is interviewed throughout the film with insights that are honest and frank. I am privileged to have seen the movie "Jane"!
P.S. The film has a beauty so unique to films. Beauty can be found in every frame of the movie. It is unmistakable! You may even hear it in the soundtrack music by Philip Glass!
Amazing woman. Very good documentary but there is one segment that would be very upsetting to children (it was upsetting to me). I don't want to spoil the movie, the segment comes towards the end.
This woman should have never married because her life was given to the chimps research. Not to her family.
I saw this film at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma and I just have to say what a brilliant, emotional and powerful documentary. I didn't know a whole lot about Jane before seeing this film but now I am inspired to read more about her as well as step up to the plate to help mother earth recover from the damages that have been done to her and her furry Children!