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Jane Goodall was a 26-year-old secretary with just a high school education when she was sent to Africa to study chimpanzees in their native habitat.
Nearly sixty years later, newly uncovered original footage of the English scientist's years in the African bush has been turned into a fascinating new documentary by Brett Morgen.
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And Angelina Jolie and her children were there to support her longtime friend, as the film about the famed primatologist premiered at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday night.
Never one to miss an educational opportunity, the well connected actress turned director brought along her four youngest children to meet Dame Goodall.
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Shiloh, Zahara, Knox and Vivien looked delighted to meet the 83-year-old, who remains a committed activist and spends her life travelling the world to educate people about the importance of conservation.
Speaking at the event, Angelina said Jane was an inspiration to her six children.
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'I am so happy to be here to support my friend, and the cause that she has given her whole adult life to — helping us understand nature and our place in it,' Angelina told People magazine.
'And now calling on us all to really grasp that we don’t have unlimited time to save wildlife and the environment. When someone with all Jane’s wealth of experience and knowledge and wisdom tells us that, we really have to take notice.'
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The two met eight years ago when Angelina was cast as the primatologist in the film Jane's Journey, about her life. Both UN Ambassadors, they bonded and became firm friends.
The new documentary, narrated by Jane herself, was created from 100 hours of newly discovered 16MM film footage, filmed back in 1962 by Hugo van Lawick.
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