Locals enjoy movie about young Jane Goodall

A preview of the film Jane was screened for invited guests at the Casterbridge Cinema on Wednesday March 7. The event was hosted by Chimp Eden, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

The documentary based on the life of Dr Jane Goodall had its world premiere on National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild on Monday, March 12.

Described as one of the best documentaries of 2017, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Goodall’s early years in Gombe. Oscar-nominated composer, Philip Glass is responsible for the musical score and archived footage adds to the film’s novelty.

Jane tells the true story of Goodall as a young woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionised the understanding of the natural world.

It offers an intimate portrait of the woman who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. It features her research as well as her inspiring childhood, supported by her mother, her marriage, her own approach to motherhood, and more.

Morgen constructed the film from more than 100 hours of footage by famed National Geographic photographer (and Goodall’s ex-husband), Hugo van Lawick. This footage was forgotten for decades but discovered in National Geographic’s archives in 2014.

Even in Hollywood, the film was described as “a wondrous, moving, and truly stirring portrait that puts us right there with Goodall to share in her discoveries.”

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