In this episode, we present a conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall who reflects on seeing her life's journey to becoming one of the world’s most prominent conservationists chronicled through archival footage in Brett Morgen's 2017 documentary, Jane.
In 1960, at the age of 26 and with little academic training, Jane Goodall set off into the Gombe Stream National Park forests to study the relatively unexamined life of the chimpanzee. Her discoveries led to a lifelong fascination with our primate kin, and she went on to transform the world’s view of them.
Goodall’s work has since been canonized in books, essays, articles, and documentaries the world over, but the conservationist says none of these has been as authentic or nostalgic as Brett Morgen’s biographical documentary, Jane.
The Emmy-award winning documentary utilizes archival 16mm footage shot by Hugo van Lawick in the 1960s to deliver a powerful and uplifting portrayal of Goodall, following her groundbreaking research in Tanzania and the way she challenged male-dominated scientific communities with her chimpanzee research.
In this conversation recorded at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival, Dr. Godall speaks about how it all began, about her life's journey, and how it led her to the forests of Gombe to study the chimpanzees there.
October 4, 2017.
Host Andria Teather, The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada CEO
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