The Jane Goodall Institute Australia in partnership with the Macquarie University Centre for Environmental Law and National Geographic hosted a highly successful screening of the BAFTA nominated and OSCAR shortlisted documentary JANE.
The documentary tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose research revolutionised the science community’s understanding of the natural world and more specifically chimpanzees. She is the epitome of a strong, courageous woman who defied the constructs of her time in the male-dominated field of science through dedication and perseverance all whilst exemplifying the values of stewardship and peace.
The screening was a huge success, bringing together 76 attendees of all ages to learn about Dr. Jane’s life, work and the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia. Grace, a 13 year old student from Mount St Benedict College wrote of her experience:
“I left feeling so inspired. I want to take Jane’s work back to my high school and especially try to implement Roots & Shoots initiatives within my school community…”
The screening raised $240.90, all generous donations from our attendees which will be donated to the ‘Pathways To Nature’ program. This program comprises of 87 Indigenous high school students and aims to ensure that these students can improve their literacy and numeracy outcomes. This enables them to complete high school, well equipped with the necessary skills to pursue higher education opportunities, take up employment or training.
In particular we would like to congratulate Claire Striznaker who was our raffle winner and took home one of Jane’s novels ‘Seeds of Hope’.
Thank you to all who attended and donated so generously. And thank you to the Centre for Environmental Law and Macquarie University for your support!