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New Doc 'Jane' Shares Never Before Seen Footage Of Goodall's Early Years

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Dr. Jane Goodall is a woman who often needs no introduction. The British primatologist has taught the world about wild chimpanzees for decades. As an environmentalist, the 83-year-old has also been spreading awareness about wildlife conservation all her life. With a soft-spoken but resolute demeanor, Goodall has captured the attention of millions of people, and quite a few documentaries have been filmed to share her fascinating life and mission. So why make yet another film?

National Geographic recently found 100 hours of never before released footage of the researcher hidden in its archives. The unearthed gem shows 26-year-old Goodall as she began her journey in the jungle. Set in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania during the 1960s, the footage sheds new light on the famous researcher. Photographer and filmmaker Hugo van Lawick created the 16mm film before winning several awards throughout his career. He also became Goodall’s husband shortly after meeting her.