At age 26, Jane Goodall set out into Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park to study chimpanzees in the wild and up close for the first time.

Her research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage documenting Goodall’s early expeditions 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 trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

Drawing from a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall’s early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.

This film is courtesy of National Geographic.

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