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The Jane Goodall Film Festival

May 9, 2020, 11 AM - 8:30 PM
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Photograph by Hugo Van Lawick

About this Event

This event is free with museum admission. Please register for this event by adding this event and museum admission for "Becoming Jane" to your cart.

Enjoy six films from the 1960s to the present day that encompass Jane Goodall’s journey and adventures in Gombe National Park and beyond. 

11 AM
Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees, 1965
Introducing Jane Goodall to the general public, this film documents Jane’s experiences in Gombe and underscores her belief that understanding chimpanzee behavior helps humans better understand ourselves.

12:30 PM
Among the Wild Chimpanzees, 1984
Among the Wild Chimpanzees looks at two landmark decades of Jane Goodall's work, including her dramatic discovery of chimpanzees making and using tools.

2 PM
My Life With the Chimpanzees, 1995
With Jack Lemmon as narrator, this film traces Jane’s dedication to chimpanzees, from her initial work studying them to her efforts to save the animal from exploitation and abuse. 

3:30 PM
Brother Vs. Brother: Kingdom of the Apes, 2014
In Tanzania's Gombe National Park, where Jane began her pioneering work, two brother chimpanzees battle for supremacy in a story worthy of Shakespeare.

4:30 PM
Jane, 2017
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that had been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Jane offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of the renowned researcher.

7 PM
Jane: The Hope, Spring 2020
Where the documentary Jane ends, this new series begins, showcasing the progression and transformation Jane undertook from scientist to activist.


An event in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.

May 9, 2020 11 AM - 8:30 PM
Free with museum admission
1600 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036