The Georgia Straight - - Movies -

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 web­site­di­an­rep­re­sen­ta­tion-and-me­dia-pub­lic-qaw­ith-simu-liu-tick­ets-49623226406/. Jane, The Serengeti Rules, Dol­phin Man, The Big Blue). (

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