Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 18th 2017 Contents ambassador for Disneynature, said
the imagery was breathtaking and
shows the personality of the mul-
tiple species captured.
"These photographers wait year
in and year out and so they're able to
show the characters of these animals,"
she said in a recent interview with The
Associated Press. "And people say, 'Oh,
Disneynature gives animals a character.'
No, the animals have their own char-
The film also shows another side of
China. Viewers see a snow leopard hunt
in terrain unfit for most mammals, a
mother giant panda with her cub, and
raucous golden monkeys jumping on
high forest trees, sending the branches
crashing to the ground as they chase
"(People) think of Beijing and
Shanghai and glitz and all the rest of
it," Goodall said, "but China is huge
and vast and some of these landscapes
that are captured in this film are truly
The documentary, Disneynature's
seventh theatrical release, is out April
21, the day before Earth Day. John Kra-
sinski narrates but Goodall has done
her part to promote the ambitious pro-
ject, directed by Chinese filmmaker Lu
A portion of tickets sales from the
film's opening weekend will benefit
the World Wildlife Fund.
Goodall, 83, has studied chimpan-
zees for 55 years in Gombe Stream Na-
tional Park, Tanzania. She has worked
for decades on conservation and animal
welfare issues. China, she said, should
be commended for its work protecting
pandas and snow leopards.
Of President Donald Trump's ad-
ministration, Goodall said: "I think
any administration that is cutting
back on protecting the natural world
is very disturbing. The same thing's
happening in the U.K. and many other
parts of Europe. And of course in Afri-
ca, it's a little bit different, but there's
African presidents who welcome big
corporations coming in from outside
and they're sort of selling their natural
resources in return for roads or hos-
pitals, and all of this is pretty grim for
"The passion and the energy of
young people," she said, "once they
understand the problems, they're
empowered to take action." AP
The magic of nature and
its wildlife often takes great
patience for the humans who
want to revel in it. Disneyna-
ture's new film, Born in China,
is a perfect example of that. The
documentary is a little over an
hour but it was shot over three
years. Dame Jane Goodall, an
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 guardian.co.tt
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Jane Goodall: Magic of nature
revealed in 'Born in China'
This image released by Disneynature
shows golden snub-nosed monkeys in
the new film, Born in China. AP PHOTO
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