Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees is a giant screen journey into the hearts amd minds of wild chimpanzees with the world’s most famous field researcher. The film chronicles Goodall’s 40-plus years of legendary work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyka in Africa. Goodall and a new generation of researchers reveal the daily lives of the Gombe chimp families: Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia, and the endearing Galahad.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2002
  • Date Released:
    May 2002
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Michael Boeckmann (associate executive producer), Mike Day, Becky Kirkpatrick (associate executive producer), Jim Marchbank, Freda Nicholson, Carolyn Thain (associate executive producer)
  • Producer: David Lickley
  • Director:  David Lickley
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Stephen Low
  • Cinematography: James Neihouse, Reed Smoot
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Amin Bhatia
  • Editor: James Lahti
  • Narrator: Jane Goodall, Marc Strange
  • Other Credits: Presented by the Bank of America with major funding from the National Science Foundation.
  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Nature



Best Film for Learning, Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA), 2003

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