Jane has screened at more than 25 film festivals globally, including the BFI London Film Festival, New York Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Savannah Film Festival and DOC NYC. The film was also the first documentary to play at the Los Angeles landmark.
British-born Goodall was 26 when she arrived in Africa to study the behaviour of chimpanzees. Goodall had no scientific training, but she aimed to challenge the scientific consensus of her time by living among the chimpanzees, hand documenting her findings.
Various free screenings have been arranged to aim to celebrate the work and life of Goodall. The Jane Goodall Institute will host a screening at an independent cinema in Mpumalanga on Saturday, 17 March.
The event will also aim to serve as a fundraiser to continue their work. Jane has been selected as the opening film of the Eco Film Festival on Thursday, 22 March in both Cape Town (Labia) and Johannesburg (Bioskope).
Both Pretoria University and WITS University’s Departments of Mammal Studies will be hosting screenings for students on their campuses on Tuesday, 13 March and Friday, 23 March.
The Nat Geo Umsuka Project will be screening Jane for student learners near the Cradle of Humankind at the Westbury Youth Centre as part of its aim to stimulate greater local interest in natural history and the anthropological sciences.
For more information, visit www.saecofilmfestival.com.