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More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote her entire energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she's been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, has been honoured with countless awards, was appointed "Dame of the British Empire" and was even admitted to the "Legion d'Honneur", the highest decoration of France.
In "Jane's Journey", we accompany her on her travels across several continents, with unprecedented access to her intense and exciting past. From her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, we embark to ‘Gombe National Park' on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, her second home. This is where she began her groundbreaking research nearly half a century ago, and where to this day she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her the internationally recognized activist so loved and deeply respected.
"Jane's Journey" is an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon – an exceptional woman, possibly the most fascinating woman of our time, whose scientific breakthroughs are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years.
The visual scope of "Jane's Journey" spans a fascinating arc from the beaches of Bournemouth to the flatlands of Nebraska, and from the rainforests of Gombe to the melting glaciers of Greenland, offering spectacular footage of Jane's touching encounters with animals both wild and domestic as well as with humans, from Hollywood celebrities to traumatized children in African refugee camps. Whoever encounters Jane Goodall irrevocably falls under her spell. As The Boston Globe once put it: "To be with Jane Goodall is like walking with Mahatma Gandhi."