On July 14, 1960, Jane Goodall, a 26-year-old London debutante turned secretary with no university degree, scientific experience, or training in the field, embarked upon a lifelong dream.
Two years later, National Geographic dispatched a 25-year-old wildlife cameraman, Baron Hugo van Lawick, to record Goodall’s work.
The chimps, at first distant, were soon taking bananas out of Jane’s hands.
apes that were capable of killing her at any given moment.” To see the young Goodall in Jane, in khakis and blond ponytail, is to watch an epic animal-rights activist being born.
In the closing scenes, we see that the young woman has become the empress of the wild—Dr.