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Looks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work studying chimpanzees at Tanzania's Gombe National Park shot by Hugo van Lawick in the 1960s for National Geographic.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] :, National Geographic,, [2017]
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD 590.92 Goo


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Feb 27, 2020

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.

May 27, 2019

Very good documentary, would highly recommend it.

SnoIsleLib_BrianH Feb 01, 2019

"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.

Dec 06, 2018

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.

Nov 17, 2018

Interesting and heartbreaking.

kristina_rad Aug 24, 2018

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!

Aug 09, 2018

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.

Jun 04, 2018

Stunning, newly discovered film from Jane Goodall's early days with her beloved chimps is the foundation for this riveting documentary.

May 26, 2018

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!

May 13, 2018

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.

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