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April 28, 2012

Dr. Jane Goodall, Primatologist, "Chimpanzee"

In the summer of 1960, a young Englishwoman arrived on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in what is now Tanzania, East Africa. She was about to venture into the African forest to study chimpanzees-a highly unorthodox activity for a woman in those days. In fact, British authorities had insisted that the young woman have a companion, and so her mother would share this adventure for a time. As Jane Goodall first surveyed the mountains and valley forests of what was then called the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve, she had no idea her coming efforts would redefine the relationship between humans and animals or that the project would continue into the 21st century.

Alastair Fothergill, recently described by the 'Wall Street Journal' as the "Spielberg of nature films", directed Disneynature's "Earth" (2009) and co-directed "African Cats" (2011). He has produced three of the most critically acclaimed documentary series of all time: "The Blue Planet" (2001), "Planet Earth" (2006) and "Frozen Planet" (2011).  Alastair joined the BBC in 1983, where he produced films with Sir David Attenborough, including "Life in the Freezer" and "The Trials of Life."  He served as head of the BBC Natural History Unit from 1992 until 1998. 

For more information call The Jane Goodall Institute, (703) 682-9220 or visit www.janegoodall.org.

 

Race relations in WAVE Country

Ricky L. Jones, Ph.D., Professor, University of Louisville, Department of Pan-African Studies; Journalist, Betty Winston Baye; Sadiqa Reynolds, Chief for Community Building in the office of Mayor Greg Fischer discussed race relation in WAVE Country including the Trayvon Martin Case.

 

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