A new biopic depicts Jane Goodall's wild life as never before
57 years ago, a young secretary travelled to Tanzania to begin her study of chimpanzees, bringing with her no qualifications whatsoever apart from a burning a passion for wildlife. Today, Jane Goodall’s place in the pantheon of world-famous naturalists is as assured as any other.
A new film biopic, premiering last week at the London Film Festival and titled simply Jane, is a celebration of the primatologist’s life and work that has already attracted widespread critical acclaim. Despite being the subject of more than 40 films to date, this new offering from award-winning director Brett Morgen features never-before-seen footage that allows an already adoring audience to see Goodall and her apes from a novel narrative perspective.