Gombe, Tanzania - Jane Goodall and infant chimpanzee Flint reach out to touch each other's hands. Flint was the first infant born at Gombe after Jane arrived. With him she had a great opportunity to study chimp developmentóand to have physical contact, which is no longer deemed appropriate with chimps in the wild. The feature documentary JANE will be released in select theaters October 2017. (National Geographic Creative/ Hugo van Lawick)


Friday, December 29, 2017 - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Distributor National Geographic
  • Website https://www.nationalgeographic.com/jane-the-movie/
  • Director Brett Morgen
  • Writer Brett Morgen
  • Editor Joe Beshenkovsky
  • Cinematographer Ellen Kuras
  • Cast Jane Goodall