Run Time: 107 minutes
More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall gave up her career as a primatologist - and any semblance of a private life - to devote her astonishing energy to saving our endangered planet. Now 75, she travels the globe 300 days a year, spreading hope by giving lectures, writing books, and promoting Roots & Shoots, her youth organization that is active in more than 100 countries. Come along on JANE'S JOURNEY as we crisscross the world with the peace-seeking woman who has been compared to Mahatma Gandhi. From her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, we travel with her to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, where she began her groundbreaking chimpanzee research nearly half a century ago. Jane's quiet dignity touches all creatures great and small, from the flatlands of Nebraska to the melting glaciers of Greenland. She speaks gently with traumatized children in African refugee camps as deftly as she tames wild Hollywood celebrities. "Here we are," she says, "the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?" If anyone can bring us to our senses, it's Dr. Jane. – B.B.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:20 PM
Michael Halberstadt, Philipp Schall, Philipp Wundt
Jane Goodall, Angelina Jolie, Pierce Brosnan
Lorenz Knauer concentrates on making documentary films for television on a wide range of subjects, from travelogues to social issues.
"Guns: A Day in the Death of America" (1990), JANE'S JOURNEY (2010)