Directed by Brett Morgan
ABOUT THE FILM
Our Gala Film ~ Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years. Award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a 26-year-old secretary who had always felt a yearning for Africa. Kenyan-born paleontologist Louis Leakey, looking for someone who would bring no scientific bias, chose her to travel to Tanzania in 1960. At 83, Jane Goodall has achieved emeritus status for her lifelong study of chimpanzees and her advocacy for animal rights. Virtually any look back is bound to be worthwhile, yet this film doesn’t prepare the viewer for just how astounding Jane is.