Drawing on decades of work by the world’s most famous living naturalist, Jane Goodall—Reasons for Hope is an uplifting journey around the globe to highlight good news stories that will inspire people to make a difference in the world around them. Featured stories such as the Northern Bald Ibis’ migration over the Alps, the re-introduction of the American Bison by the Blackfeet Nation, the worldwide recognized Sudbury Regreening Story and inspiring youth-led initiatives align with historic footage of Jane’s beginnings as a chimpanzee researcher. Throughout, the film reinforces Jane’s four pillars of hope that signal tremendous hope for the future: the amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power and dedication of young people, and the indomitable human spirit. Jane revolutionized how we view the world around us. Join her on this adventure of inspiration and hope.

Length: 40:00, 20:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2023
  • Date Released:

    May 30, 2023

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, D3D/Christie Cinedome, ESX Dome, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    Cosmic Picture

  • Produced By:

    Science North, The Jane Goodall Institute

  • Executive Producer: Guy Labine, Ashley Larose, Brenda Tremblay
  • Producer: David Lickley, Brenda Tremblay (line producer)
  • Director:  David Lickley
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  David Lickley
  • Cinematography: Reed Smoot (director of photography); Michael Male, Hugo Hitchings, Wesley Johnson (second unit directors of photography)
  • Sound Editor: 

    Brian Eimer, ImagesInSound

  • Visual Effects: Folks VFX
  • Music/Score:  Amin Bhatia
  • Editor: Lisa Grootenboer
  • Narrator: Jane Goodall
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  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Home Feature
  • Nature




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