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The 90-minute film, with an original score from Philip Glass, draws on never-before-shown footage from the National Geographic Society archives to create a portrait of the famed anthropologist’s decades-long mission to educate the world about the need for conservation. Nat Geo’s own education mission in this regard includes a downloadable guide to facilitate family discussions.
Jane has received seven Emmy nominations, including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, and directing and writing nods for Brett Morgen. The film actually opened theatrically in 2017, prior to its premiere on the Nat Geo cable channel this past March. It was submitted for Oscar consideration, but didn’t make the nomination cut.
If you enjoy the previously unseen footage in Jane. you might want to check out the previously seen footage in Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees, a 1965 CBS documentary nominated by Orson Welles. This was also Nat Geo’s first-ever film production, and you can watch it right here:
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