In the 1960s, National Geographic sent a cameraman to film Jane Goodall’s pioneering work with chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park. More than 50 years later, filmmaker Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, On the Ropes) gained access to over 140 hours of this remarkable 16mm color footage. Morgen combines this archival material with a new interview with Goodall to craft a romantic epic of her formative years, set to an original score by Philip Glass. The film ‘transcends the boundaries of both nature film and biography’ (The Hollywood Reporter).¬†Courtesy of National Geographic Documentary Films


Director: Brett Morgen
Producer: Brett Morgen, Bryan Burk, James Smith
Cinematographer: Hugo van Lawick, Ellen Kuras
Editor: Joe Beshenkovsky, Brett Morgen, Will Zndaric
Music: Philip Glass
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017