Documentary Feature | 90 minutes

HIFF 2017

 Compassion Justice & Animal Rights

Directed by
Brett Morgen

Produced by
Brett Morgen, Bryan Burk, James Smith

Written by
Brett Morgen

Jane Goodall

2017 | English | USA

Culled from hundreds of hours of recently discovered 16mm archival footage, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen crafts an enchanting portrait of legendary primatologist and activist Jane Goodall when her revolutionary work was still in its infancy. Shot by National Geographic during her first encounter with the chimpanzees of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, we witness the transformative period when Goodall first began to develop the methodology that would soon make her a household name. Scored by illustrious composer Philip Glass and featuring eye-opening new interviews with Goodall, Morgen has created the definitive account of how this maverick scientist became the world’s most beloved conservationist.

Support for this screening provided by Riki Kane Larimer.