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The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director:

Brett Morgen

Writers:

Brett Morgen, Jane Goodall (based on the writings of)
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Credited cast:
Jane Goodall ... Self
Hugo Van Lawick ... Self (archive footage)
Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick ... Self (archive footage)
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Using a trove of never-before-seen footage, the film tells the story of Jane's early explorations and research in Tanzania, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with her cameraman and husband Hugo Van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that were the subject of her study. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rated PG for thematic elements involving animal behavior, and brief smoking images | See all certifications »

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Jane Goodall: It was probably mostly frustrating because they kept running away. And while chimpanzees are running away from you, you can't really get down to the details of their behavior and in the back of my mind it was always the fear if I don't find out something exciting, the money will run out cause all my earlier observations were either chimps close up running away or sitting on the peak or some other spot and watching them through binoculars.
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Time in Gombe
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I'm so glad I watched this on a boring Tuesday night.
14 March 2019 | by joanacatbaganSee all my reviews

One of the best documentaries. Flows and moves like an actual movie, with a narrative that moves so effortlessly with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Brett Morgen should really be applauded for giving this such a rich pathos and a clear thematic focus; it feels so cinematic, and has a real sense of progression.

To see such parallels between Goodall's duties as both a wife and mother when compared to her animal subjects is so endearing, especially knowing that this is real footage being used; in that light, this is one of the year's best edited films.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,348, 22 October 2017

Gross USA:

$1,723,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,921,221
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