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Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002)




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This film is a giant screen journey into the hearts, minds and world of wild chimpanzees with the world's most famous field researcher, Dr. Jane Goodall. The film chronicles Dr. Goodall's more than 40 years of legendary work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Viewers will be led by Dr. Goodall, as well as the new generation of young researchers, into the daily lives of the now famous Gombe chimp families; Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia and the endearing Galahad.
Documentary , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Jane Goodall
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Marc Strange
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Critic Reviews for Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

It is interesting and fun to see Goodall and her chimpanzees on the bigger-than-life screen.

Full Review… | March 21, 2003
Denver Post
Top Critic

Both a beautifully made nature film and a tribute to a woman whose passion for this region and its inhabitants still shines in her quiet blue eyes.

January 17, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

[W]hile long on amiable monkeys and worthy environmentalism, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees is short on the thrills the oversize medium demands.

October 31, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

This is one IMAX film that doesn't overdo the narration or the drama, but it's also a pretty laid-back documentary which could be watched on TV %u2013 it doesn't have the movie-making excitement of, say, Deep Sea 3D.

Full Review… | July 21, 2006
Urban Cinefile

It opens up a little corner of the world that even casual observers had long ago heard about but have rarely seen.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Sacramento Bee

Will you go ape over this movie? Well, it probably won't have you swinging from the trees hooting it's praises, but it's definitely worth taking a look.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003

Audience Reviews for Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees


This woman helped us to better understand the close mental likenesses of people and chimps. Amazing !

Lorrie Sagnimeni
Lorrie Sagnimeni

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