Jane's Journey (2011)
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It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Dr. Jane Goodall, Dame of the British Empire, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace. Dr. Goodall's pioneering study of wild chimpanzee behavior in Africa is legendary and continues today, more than 50 years later, under the auspices of her Institute. Jane's Journey is a portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon. It is the
Sep 16, 2011 Limited
Dec 27, 2011
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Positivity has its limits in "Jane's Journey," a portrait of primatologist Jane Goodall that's long on adulation and short on spark.
Now in her 70s, Goodall is still shy, with as much indefatigible energy as ever.
You may have the feeling of being stuck at a nice old lady's house while she narrates a meandering slide show in slow, storybook tones.
Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject, who appears throughout.
Any analysis of her philanthropy or character is traded for blind idol worship...
An awkward and generally unfocused mash-up of mixed perspectives and mission statements.
An engrossing portrait of the public and private lives of Jane Goodall; one of the Best Documentaries of 2011.
Leads us through Jane Goodall's greatest hits with adulating talking heads and putatively inspiring, over-exposed eco-scapes.
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- Jane Goodall: I had to do something.
- Jane Goodall: It's the young people who give me the most hope.
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