National Geographic presents the trailer for "Jane: A Message of Hope," an outstanding documentary about the activist commitment of Dr. Jane Goodall, who for more than 30 years has traveled the world to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our environment. The film will be broadcast on April 22 at 9 p.m. as part of an exceptional program around Earth Day.
As Earth Day celebrates its 50th anniversary this year on April 22nd, National Geographic is offering a 24-hour non-stop program of documentaries aimed at continuing to raise awareness about the fragility and beauty of our planet and the importance of everyone making a commitment at their own level.
For this special program, the channel's highlight is the exceptional documentary on Dr. Jane Goodall's activist commitment "Jane: A Message of Hope". This new chapter in the life of Dr. Jane Goodall will air on April 22 at 9 p.m. The film will be simulcast on National Geographic & National Geographic Wild.
Earth Day: 24-hour non-stop programming
Every living being counts, every individual has a role to play, everyone can make a difference.
Dr. Jane Goodall
In April 1970, on the first World Earth Day, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand that governments commit themselves to preserving our environment. Half a century later, it has become the world's largest civic event, with more than a billion participants each year.
Usually they pick up rubbish, plant trees and restore our beautiful Earth to its lost splendour. But this year, things are different.
Since the majority of humanity is confined to its home and cannot go outside, National Geographic offers us a window on Nature to give hope to those who have lost it and to make us appreciate the treasures of our planet. At a time when humanity needs hope more than ever, the National Geographic channel commemorates Earth Day with an exceptional 24h NON STOP programming of documentaries dedicated to our environment.
"Protecting the environment has never been more urgent, and we are enjoying the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to encourage the world's television viewers to take action, showing them the wonders of our planet and its extraordinary species. "says Courteney Monroe, executive director of National Geographic Global Television Networks. « With this special programming on all of our networks and platforms, we are able to reach as many people as possible to celebrate this memorable day and make sure that viewers fall in love with our planet and act to protect it"
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As part of this special program, National Geographic offers a selection of its best feature-length documentaries, including "BEFORE THE DELUGE", presented and produced by Leonardo Di Caprio, starting at 7 a.m.
At 9pm, on National Geographic and National Geographic WILD, the documentary "JANE: A MESSAGE OF HOPE" will show you the different stages of Dr. JANE's journey. Jane Goodall's journey and her fight to encourage future generations to preserve our planet.
Finally, you will accompany Joël Sartore, famous National Geographic photographer, in his inventory of the animals of the planet in "THE ARCH OF THE THREATENED SPECIES".
This programming is part of National Geographic's efforts across all of its platforms. A special issue of the magazine covers the major issues affecting our planet today. This is the first double-cover issue of National Geographic, with each issue taking a different perspective - optimistic or pessimistic - on the state of the world in 2070.
To complete this exceptional issue, the site www.nationalgeographic.fr will take up the baton with a number of new articles on the climatic upheavals that our planet is going through, but also the good news that we can now look forward to about its future.
"JANE: A MESSAGE OF HOPE"
Broadcast on April 22nd at 9:90pm / Production: Lucky 8 / Year: 2020
The film showcases Dr. Jane Goodall's work over four decades during which she became a global icon by revolutionizing ecology, animal welfare and environmental preservation.
The documentary looks back at the creation of the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) Tacare Initiative and the Roots & Shoots program, which encourages youth to get involved; Jane Goodall's admirable activism on behalf of chimpanzees and humanity; and what the future holds for future generations.
This is the story of a remarkable woman who dreamed of a better world... and made it happen. « In the forest of Gombe, I suddenly became aware of the world around me. I realized that everything is connected ", explains the interested party. « It is becoming clearer every day that climate change is an existential threat to the environment, and that if we destroy this planet, we destroy our future. Every day, each of us has the opportunity to influence the world, at our own level, through our carefully considered choices. When billions of people make the right choices, they can change the world. Don't give up. There's always a solution."
For 90 minutes, we follow Dr. Goodall on his relentless travels and witness his unwavering commitment and determination to spread a message of hope.
The film shows how the scientist has become a charismatic activist for a holistic approach to ecology. Featuring numerous archival photos and footage taken over almost 70 years, the film explains how Dr. Goodall's passion for wildlife and her unwavering faith helped her persevere to become one of the most important figures in the environmental movement and galvanize future generations to make a lasting difference.
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Among those interviewed were Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, who has been an environmental activist for many years; former US Secretary of State James Baker, who received the first-ever JGI Award for his work on chimpanzees; Dr Richard Wrangham, Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and founder of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project; Dr Francis Collins, Director of the American Institute of Health (NIH), who supported the termination of all chimpanzee experiments after discussions with Ms Goodall; and Dr Robert Gallo, co-founder and Director of the American Institute of Virology, one of the discoverers of the AIDS virus in 1984.
DR. JANE GOODALL AND THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE Full title: Dr. Jane Goodall, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, United Nations Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute Bathed in the adventures of Tarzan and Dr. Doolittle since early childhood, Jane Goodall has always been fascinated by wild animals and Africa. In 1957, she realized her dream and travelled to the farm of a friend of her parents' in Kenya. There she met Dr. Louis Leakey, the famous anthropologist and paleontologist.
In 1960, at her invitation, she began a landmark study of chimpanzee behaviour in what is now Gombe Stream Nature Park in Tanzania. At the age of 26, she discovered that chimpanzees make and use tools. This discovery challenged many preconceptions, revolutionized the world of primatology and redefined the relationship between humans and the rest of the animal world.
For more than 40 years, it has used its reputation to improve the living conditions of mankind, other animals and our common environment. As the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and the Roots & Shoots youth program, and through her activities as an author, activist and speaker, she travels an average of 300 days a year to share her message of hope, reminding us that everyone can contribute, on a daily basis, to creating a better world for all.
In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to bring hope to people around the world, through action, for future generations. JGI is a community-based environmental organization that promotes Ms. Goodall's vision and work. Protecting chimpanzees and other great apes through collaborations with local people and the creative use of science and technology, JGI builds collective action and educates the next generation of environmentally conscious citizens through the Roots & Shoots Youth Empowerment Program, now operating in more than 50 countries.
Header photo Dr. Jane Goodall