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Jane

This movie is a documentary of the work of Jane Goodall, an animal lover who accepted an assignment to live among the chimpanzees in Africa. The film was built around over one hundred hours of archival film footage recently discovered in National Geographic archives and is narrated by Goodall in the present day. It is a fascinating look at a someone who loves animals and who became a trailblazer in her field of research. Goodall explores her early years in Africa, her marriage to Hugo van Lawick, a world-renowned photographer of the Serengeti, and her parenting of the boy she and van Lawick had together. The film has a wonderful score from Philip Glass, and it includes substantial footage of filming on the Serengeti. Thumbs up for an informative and educational film about a woman whose work was groundbreaking and who continues her work today as an environmental activist.

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