Jane's Journey is a very personal portrait of the world famous primate researcher and UN Peace Messenger Jane Goodall. Over the course of her life she spent 30 years studying the behavior of chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tansania. In the 70' s she was the first to discover that chimps used tools to hunt, something only humans were thought capable of. She found proof that chimps are the closest living relatives of mankind. Jane regularly returns to Gombe but wit her 74 years of age, she today travels 300 days a year to inspire people around the world to live a more ecologically sustainable life.
Her mission is to educate people that our planet has limited resources and that we can't keep abusing it as we have been for the past decades. The film follows her on her journeys across the world, painting a most personal portrait of a woman who's set out to save the planet for our children.
Goodall has received many honors for her environmental and humanitarian work. In April 2002, Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Dr. Goodall a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her other honors include the French Legion of Honor, Medal of Tanzania, Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, and the Gandhi-King Award for Nonviolence. She is also a member of the advisory board of BBC Wildlife magazine.