Pioneering chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall to speak at Vancouver International Film Festival

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      Groundbreaking primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and conservationist Jane Goodall, who challenged male-dominated scientific communities with her chimpanzee research, will appear at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).  

      On October 4, VIFF and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada will present a charity screening of Brett Morgan's 2017 biographical documentary Jane, which 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 apes. Full details are available at the VIFF website

      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 The Serengeti Rules, about scientists who set out into various wildernesses around the world to discover common rules governing nature, and Dolphin Man, about legendary French free-diver Jacques Mayol (who inspired Luc Besson's 1988 film The Big Blue).

      This year's VIFF will be held from September 27 to October 12.