More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered ... See full summary »
More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she's been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, and has been honored with countless awards. In Jane's Journey, we accompany her on her travels across several continents, and receive unprecedented access to her intense and exciting past. From her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, we embark to Gombe National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, her second home. It's where she began her groundbreaking research nearly half a century ago, and she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her the internationally recognized activist so loved and deeply respected.This documentary offers an intimate portrait of ... Written by
Palm Springs Internation Film Festival
This documentary is the filmed biography of Jane Goodall, who studied chimpanzees for most of her life. Knauer also lets her point out, what made her change her focus or as she puts it: "I was a scientist and turned into an activist." Watching the movie I got the feeling of getting to know Jane with her sympathetic quirks, her great sense of humor and an incredible amount of energy for a 76-year old woman. She is also wise and a lot of the things she gets to say are really deep. So this is by no means a film to lean back and enjoy but one to broaden one's mind. The only slight flaws I saw were some out of focus shots (though I guess marching through the jungle you don't always have the perfect camera equipment) and some redundancy that I don't think is Jane's fault but the directors. I still liked the movie very much it is really inspiring and gives you hope that you can actually do something to change the world we live in.
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