SEE JANE TALK
Groundbreaking primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and conservationist Jane Goodall, who challenged male-dominated scientific communities with her chimpanzee research, will make an appearance at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).
At 6:30 p.m. on October 4, VIFF and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada will present a charity screening of Brett Morgan’s 2017 biographical documentary which uses archival footage and details Goodall’s career and research in Tanzania that began in the 1960s.
The event will include Goodall participating in a 45-minute talk after the film. Proceeds will go to the institute, which helps promote understanding and protection of chimpanzees and other apes.
Due to demand, the event has been relocated from the Playhouse to the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer Street).
The event is part of VIFF’S Impact stream, which features films about topical issues affecting the world. Among this year’s Impact films are
about scientists who set out into wildernesses around the world to discover common rules governing nature, and about legendary French free diver Jacques Mayol (who inspired Luc Besson’s 1988 film
This year’s VIFF will be held from September 27 to October 12. Full details about the Goodall event and the festival are available on the VIFF website
www.eventbrite.ca/e/asian-canadianrepresentation-and-media-public-qawith-simu-liu-tickets-49623226406/. Jane, The Serengeti Rules, Dolphin Man, The Big Blue). (www.viff.org/).