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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)
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 35 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Relatives
11 March 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Now don't expect this documentary to give you a solution on the question that might haunt some of us. Are we related to apes? Now there are other places to find answers to that. If they comforting or even final is another story. This story right here, concerns a woman who lives with and amongst apes.

The structure is really good and the movie builds up. Now this is something that really happened and the footage shows us a lot of things. For some it may feel a bit boring, but it's the small things that really elevate this. Be it how step by step she comes closer to the monkeys (no pun intended). Interviews and other things, and of course life itself intervene or at least throw obstacles in her way. Really interesting and intriguing at the same time


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane See more »

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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