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March Doc Soup: JANE

Year 2017
Runtime 90 mins

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage stored in the National Geographic archives, JANE tells the story of a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific thinking of the time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

In the 1960s virtually nothing was known about chimps in the wild, and so National Geographic sent a cameraman to document Jane Goodall's pioneering work with chimpanzees in Tanzania. 

Award-winning director Brett Morgen (COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE) weaves together this archival footage with new interviews and an original score from legendary composer Philip Glass. The result is an unprecedented, intimate portrait of the world's most iconic primatologist — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

JANE is the fifth film in our 2017-18 Doc Soup Series co-presented with Hot Docs. 


ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. A rush line will form one hour before the film at the venue. The rush line is admitted on a first-come, first-served basis based on the number of empty seats available in the theatre. Entry from the rush line is not guaranteed.


United States
Toronto International Film Festival 2017, New York Film Festival 2017, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2017, BFI London Film Festival 2017
Brett Morgen
Executive Producer
Tim Pastore, Jeff Hasler
National Geographic Documentary Films
Ellen Kuras, ASC
Joe Beshenkovsky
Philip Glass