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Jane: The Fascinating History of Jane Goodall
British chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall is the subject of this visually stunning 2017 documentary which includes footage of her early research in Gombe National Park, Tanzania in the 1950s and 1960s, plus more recent interviews and narration for the film. This historical biopic reveals rare footage of the famed primatologist's early work. At the age of 26, Goodall travelled from England to what is today Tanzania, equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars. Her decades of living with and observing chimpanzees opened an unprecedented window into the lives of our close relatives. Join us as we experience the joy, exhilaration, and thrill that Jane herself experienced in Gombe. Today she still works to protect endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encourages people to make the world a better place. Toby Teorey is the current Vice-Chair of the Elderwise Council. He is retired from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, and in retirement pursues his enduring love of film, music, and world culture.