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Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees

bigImage JANE GOODALL'S WILD CHIMPANZEES, presented by Bank of America, with major funding from the National Science Foundation, is a giant screen journey into the hearts, minds and world of wild chimpanzees with the world's most famous field researcher, Dr. Jane Goodall. The film chronicles Dr. Goodall's more than 40 years of legendary work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Viewers will be led by Dr. Goodall, as well as the new generation of young researchers, into the daily lives of the now famous Gombe chimp families; Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia and the endearing Galahad.

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Produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota, Science North and Discovery Place, Inc. Presented by Bank of America, with major funding from the National Science Foundation. Director: David Lickley. Directors of photography: Reed Smoot, James Neihouse. Line producer: Kathryn Liptrott. Executive producers: Jim Marchbank, Mike Day, Freda Nicholson. Writer: Stephen Low.

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BMZ Reviews:

A Chimp of the Old Block By Ross Anthony

Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees Review By Herb Lash

Outside Reviews:

"Wildly fascinating" By Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

"Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees" By J. Michael Dlugos, Mr. Mikey's Video Views

"Goodall's journey is more fun than barrel of 'Chimpanzees'" By Gerry Shamray, Sun Newspapers of Cleveland

"IMAX brings Goodall and her chimps to a new generation" By Tim Friend, USA Today

"'Wild Chimpanzees' tribute to Goodall's work" By Margaret A. McGurk, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Related Articles

MacGillivray Freeman Films To Distribute Science Museum of Minnesota's Giant-Screen Film Library By MacGillivray Freeman Films (September 10, 2009)

Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees CD Review By Dave Lewis (October 15, 2003)

2003 GSTA Film and MAC Award Winners By BMZ Staff (September 2003)

2002: A Gigantic Look Back By Herb Lash (February 2002)

BMZ Interview with Jane Goodall By BMZ Staff (March 2002)

David Lickley: Directing Jane Goodall By BMZ Staff (January 2002)

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Rating: Fair
Posted by: enchaleli
I was very excited about seeing this movie, and this unfortunately added to my disappointment. The film focuses far more on Jane Goodall than the chimpanzees themselves, and although it may have been interesting to the casual viewer, being an anthropology major I found it quite boring and saw nothing new. I understand the respect Jane Goodall rightfully commands in the anthropological community, and was saddened to see how she attempted to maintain this respect throughout the movie - to me she came off as trying very hard to show her bond with the chimpanzees and her own importance, and I was embarassed to see how little interest the chimpanzees seemed to have in her in return, something she did not seem to be entirely comfortable with herself. In her interaction with the younger female primatologist, I got a sense of Goodall feeling threatned by the new blood in the field, and, again, I feel that she is trying to hold on to the influence she once unequivocally held. I would encourage anyone not familiar with primatology to see this film, but anyone with any background in it is unlikely to learn anything new and substantial. That's just my two cents. ... Read More >>

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