Jane Goodall, who became world renowned for her study of chimpanzees' behavior in the wild, is guest of honor at the Hollywood Bowl premiere of the documentary ''Jane''. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Jane Goodall, the British primatologist who discovered that behavioral patterns in chimpanzees were similar to humans, was celebrated on Monday (October 9) in Hollywood. The latest documentary about her life, "Jane" premiered at the Hollywood Bowl but with a full orchestra playing the score, composed by Philip Glass. Numerous celebrities, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Judd Apatow and Diane Warren turned out to watch the film, which was directed by Brett Morgen. When asked how the environment is today compared to her days working in the Gombe National Park where she studied the chimpanzees' behavior, she replied "Oh it's much much much worse. We have destroyed so much of the environment since I began. When I began in Gombe National Park, it was part of a forest. It was right across Africa and by 1990 it was a tiny oasis but thanks to our programme working with the people and improving their lives, the forest has come back. Many animals on the brink of extinction but we just have to fight to bring them back." After the yellow carpet, Goodall took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl where she received a standing ovation from the thousands of people in attendance. "Jane" will be shown in theaters in the United States from October 20.