Join us for a documentary film followed by discussion. March’s film will be Jane’s Journey (2010). More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she’s been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, and has been honored with countless awards. In Jane’s Journey, we accompany her on her travels across several continents, and receive unprecedented access to her intense and exciting past. From her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, we embark to Gombe National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, her second home. It’s where she began her groundbreaking research nearly half a century ago, and she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her the internationally recognized activist so loved and deeply respected. This documentary offers an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon, possibly the most fascinating woman of our time, whose scientific breakthroughs are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years.
After the film we’ll talk about community-centered conservation and how we can apply Dr. Goodall’s philosophies and ideals to our own lives and homes. Articles and discussion questions related to the film will be available at the Ask a Librarian desk on February 22, 2017. No registration necessary.