'Jane Goodall: The Hope': Release date, trailer and all you need to know about legendary chimp researcher's journey

Goodall met with people of all walks to inspire the next generation to protect animals and safeguard earth

                            'Jane Goodall: The Hope': Release date, trailer and all you need to know about legendary chimp researcher's journey
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If you are passionate about saving animals or a huge fan of Jane Goodall, National Geographic’s upcoming documentary, ‘Jane Goodall: The Hope’ will definitely strike a note of interest with you. Jane Goodall is a celebrated expert on chimpanzees, best known for her work on the ‘social and the family interactions of wild chimpanzees’. The documentary captures her journey to spread a message of hope and shows that everyone has the ability to be a catalyst and create a lasting change.

Release date

'Jane Goodall: The Hope' will air on April 22, 2020, at 9/8c on National Geographic.


The documentary follows Jane Goodall through three decades of her advocacy work as she travels over 300 days a year, meeting with everyone from school children in Zanzibar to Silicon Valley tech giants to Prince Harry. It will document her efforts to inspire the next generation to continue her work of protecting chimpanzees and other wild animals. As the 60th anniversary of her moving from England to Tanzania to research chimpanzees approaches, she spends time with her family in Tanzania, reflecting on all the efforts being made to safeguard and create a sustainable future on Earth, for Earth.


Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall is an English primatologist and anthropologist and is an expert on chimpanzees. She has been researching chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania since 1960. Goodall has won two awards for her work, In 2004 she won the Nierenberg Prize and in 2015, the Catalonia International Prize.

Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction but has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.

Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats chimpanzees are facing and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share for a sustainable future.


‘Jane Goodall: The Hope’ is directed by Kim Woodard and Elizabeth Leiter. The documentary is produced by Lucky 8. 

Kim Woodard, Greg Henry, George Kralovansky and Isaac Holub are the executive producers of the documentary. Tracy Rudolph Jackson and Janet Han Vissering from National Geographic also serve as executive producers.


You can watch the trailer of 'Jane Goodall: The Hope' here.

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