United States / 2017 / 90'
Jane Goodall’s work had been forgotten for years, until the director recovered abandoned footage to bring her pioneering research into the limelight. Jane Goodall carried out an extraordinary research project with chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. National Geographic sent a cameraman to document it, producing 140 hours of footage on 16mm film, archived and never made public. The director Brett Morgen recovered this material and brought it to light.
Dubbed the “mad scientist” of documentary film by the New York Times, Brett Morgen has been directing, writing, and producing ground breaking documentary films for the past 15 years. His credits include: On the ropes (1999), The kid stays in the picture (2002), Chicago 10 (2007), Nimrod nation (2008), 17 giugno 1994 (2010) e Crossfire hurricane (2012).