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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]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD 590.92 G61
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda


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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 Radzhapova 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.

May 08, 2018

This woman should have never married because her life was given to the chimps research. Not to her family.

Jan 09, 2018

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!


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