An up-close look at Goodall’s now-famous chimpanzee subjects.

Synopsis

Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees is a giant screen journey into the hearts and minds of wild chimpanzees with the world’s most famous field researcher. The film chronicles Goodall’s 40-plus years of legendary work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Goodall and a new generation of researchers reveal the daily lives of the Gombe chimp families: Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia, and the endearing Galahad.

Reviews

“jawdropping.”
– Toronto Sun

“…the jungle has surrounded you on the 90-foot-tall screen. The only thing missing from this immersion in sight and sound is the smell of the chimps.”
– USA Today

“The IMAX format takes the viewer into the tree tops with the chimps. It also brings their intelligent, primate glazes straight out of the screen and into the eyes of the human viewers. You may begin to understand how Goodall felt at the first gaze so many decades ago.”
– The Courier-Journal, Lousiville

“…the vast-screen photography here is stunning, from faraway views of the lush green hills of Tanzania to crystal-clear close-ups of the young chimps, with their wizened little faces and sparse white beards.”
– The Seattle Times

Honors & Awards
  • Best Film for Learning – Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA), 2003
Trailer
  • …the vast-screen photography here is stunning, from faraway views of the lush green hills of Tanzania to crystal-clear close-ups of the young chimps, with their wizened little faces and sparse white beards.

    The Seattle Times
Details

Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Presented by
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Produced by Sudbury Science Films with the Science Museum of Minnesota,
Science North and Discovery Place Inc.

Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation

Release date: 2002

Runtime: 40 minutes

Format: 15/70, 8/70, 10/70, Dome-customized 15/70

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