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JANE'S JOURNEY

JANE'S JOURNEY
JANE'S JOURNEY (photo © Neos/Zacher )

More than twenty years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 76, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote her entire energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she's been spending 300 days per year traveling around the globe spreading hope for future generations by giving lectures, writing books and through her youth organization 'Roots & Shoots', active in more than 100 countries worldwide. From her childhood home in Bournemouth/England, we travel with her to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, her second home. Here is where she began her groundbreaking research nearly half a century ago, and where she returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her famous. We accompany her on her journey across several continents and learn about her exciting past.

Featuring tributes and comments by her son, her colleagues, Hollywood celebrities and private 8 mm film material from her years at Gombe, JANE'S JOURNEY is a portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon. It is the story of an exceptional woman, possibly the most fascinating woman of our time. The definitive film on the ardent advocate for the protection of the earth!


Lorenz Knauer has worked in documentary films and television for close to 30 years. He grew up in London, Berlin and in the US and studied Law, Italian & French Literature, Linguistics and Art History in Italy, France and Germany. His films include: GUNS: A DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA, MISS BABY OR THE DRAMA OF THE PERFECT CHILD, FORBIDDEN CALLING: CATHOLIC WOMEN PRIESTS IN AMERICA, THE RIVER ISAR, the two-parter IN THE HEART OF THE ALPS and JANE'S JOURNEY.
Genre Environment/Ecology, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2010
Director Lorenz Knauer
Screenplay Lorenz Knauer
Cinematography Richard Ladkani
Corina Dietz, Patricia Rommel
Wolfgang Netzer
Producers Philipp Schall, Philipp Wundt, Michael Halberstadt
Production Companies NEOS Film/Munich, CC Medien/Bergrheinfeld, in co-production with Animal Planet (Discovery Communications)/Silver Spring, Sphinx Media/Munich, Cinepostproduction/Geiselgasteig, Licht & Ton/Geiselgasteig
Length 105 min
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Hamptons 2010, Abu Dhabi 2010, Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2010, Palm Springs 2011, Documentary Edge Film Festival Auckland & Wellington 2011, ViewFinders Halifax 2011, Cleveland 2011, Planete Doc Warsaw 2011, Edinburgh 2011, Ghent 2011, Haifa 2011
Awards International Green Film Award 2011 from the Cinema for Peace Foundation
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Universum Film

World Sales
Bavaria Media International
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