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Brett Morgen's Jane Goodall Documentary Is Unlike Anything You'll See This Year

When National Geographic first approached filmmaker Brett Morgan to make a documentary about Jane Goodall, his initial reaction went something like: “Really? Another Jane Goodall film?” After all, the renowned primatologist is one of the most well-chronicled women of the 20th century, and Morgen—whose last film was the remarkably revealing Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck—wasn’t sure what kind of shading or texture he could add to her life, if any. Then he saw the footage.


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