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Year: 2017

Original Title: Jane

Country: USA

Length: 90 minutes

Budget: €58,348

Genre: Documentary, Biography


Distributor: Dogwoof Documentary Distribution

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 24 2017

United States:


Ranking: 1,592 out of 13,245 movies (up 456)


9.4 by 6 media


Jane Goodall is a biologist specialized on primates who became famous due to her research on chimpanzees. With more than 100 hours of unseen footage, National Geographic presents this documentary to tell Jane's story, who defied a world dominated by men with her scientific work and revolutionized the evolution theories. The film is focused on Jane's first exploration, her field work and her relationship with Hugo van Lawick, her cameraman and husband. Besides, it also explores her intimate connection with the chimpanzees she studied. The film is directed by Brett Morgen, responsible for 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' and 'The Kid Stays in the Picture', and composer Philip Glass ('The Truman Show', 'The Hours') sets the film's music.




Trivia Jane

All the source material was filmed by Hugo van Lawick, a photographer sent by National Geographic to document the chimpanzees and the same Jane. Eventually, Hugo and Jane would get married. Many documentaries about Jane Goodall have been made. The first one, 'Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees', was narrated by Orson Welles. Goodall asked for a lawyer, because it was very inaccurate, and Welles was forced to rerecord it. The film premiered for the first time at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.