2017 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Brett Morgen (11/10 screening only)

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



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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
Running Time: 90
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017