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Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.

Jane Goodall, British primatologist, UN Messenger of Peace is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. She was only 26 when she arrived on the coast of what is now Tanzania. 

Paired with just a notebook, binoculars and no experience or training they dive the world of chimpanzees. I had the enormous personal privilege meeting Jane at Camp1 at Burning Man two years ago, and she truly is an inspiring person to talk and listen to. 

“A sense of calm came over me. More and more often I found myself thinking, “This is where I belong. This is what I came into this world to do.”

With more than 55 full years of pioneering research the dutch TV Show College Tour spoke with her on Saturday, January 16th 2016 at Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. Watch the 40min interview here where she’s being interview by Dutch journalist Twan Huys: 

(College Tour is a TV-show in the Netherlands, that interviews the most high-profile Dutch and international guests. Inspired by town hall meetings during United States elections, the majority of questions are asked by the audience. First episode date: December 6, 2007 Network: NPO 3 Number of seasons: 7 Number of episodes: 82 Created by: Twan Huys) Go here for more guests on the series….

“I like some animals more than some people, some people more than some animals. " 

Watch the fascinating and almost painful documentary human thesis film called See No Evil (2014) (TRAILER) from renowned Dutch documentary maker Jos de Putter here. The film is a truly an exciting tale that tells the story about three retired apes who live with men: a film star, a scientist and a cripple. WATCH AND READ MORE…..

An engrossing portrait of the public and private lives of Jane Goodall; one of the Best Documentaries of 2011. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. 

Watch Lorenz Knauer 2010 “Jane’s Journey” (TRAILER) doc here on AmazonPrime or Buy the DVD here

More from Jane Goodall and others: 

Lear more about the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program

Photo credit: Jane Goodall with a young chimpanzee. Photo from Hugo van Lawick.