Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Director: Brett Morgen

In 1960, Jane Goodall, a 26-year-old woman without scientific background, began to study the behaviour of chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Her work led to groundbreaking discoveries. Jane Goodall is a captivating subject, a passionate primatologist and a strong female role model, but I'm not sure if there is enough substance here for a 90-minute film. Brett Morgen's documentary features previously unseen footage shot by Hugo van Lawick, a famous wildlife filmmaker and Goodall's first husband. Philip Glass provides the overdramatic score.