Motivated by her passion for wildlife, a 26-year old Jane Goodall travelled from her home in England to the remote forests of Tanzania in 1960 to learn everything she could about wild chimpanzees. A pioneer in primatology, Goodall discovered astonishing new information about the behaviors of chimps — most notably, their ability to make and use tools — by observing them in their natural habitat. Over the course of her career, Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute conservation organization, became a UN Messenger of Peace, and served on the board for the Nonhuman Rights Project.
While many journalists, novelists, and filmmakers have chronicled Goodall’s story, director Brett Morgen’s 2017 documentary “Jane” reveals never-before-seen footage buried in National Geographic’s vault for more than 50 years. With the film nominated for a BAFTA (the British equivalent of an Academy Award) on February 18, Goodall curated 13 of the most memorable moments from her career — and explains them in her own words.