Student Program Screening

Craig Stanford

Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology , USC

January 17, 2018 10:00 AM    Screening

Add to Calendar 01/17/2018 10:00 AM 01/17/2018 12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Screening: JANE see details at: www.lawac.org Landmark Theater: 10850 West Pico Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA 90064 Los Angeles World Affairs Council reservations@lawac.org false MM/DD/YYYY

LAWAC is excited to announce a special students-only screening of the National Geographic documentary JANE. The screening will take place on Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00 am at the Westside Pavillion Landmark Theater. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Craig Stanford from the Jane Goodall Research Center at USC. This is a great field-trip opportunity for the new year, and the film is sure to inspire students to gain a greater appreciation for nature, animals and scientific research. 

Ticket Limit: One class size per school 
RSVP to Ellen Plant by responding to this email or calling (424) 258-6160
RSVP and cancellation deadline: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10 

View the trailer here
Find out more about the film here

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.



Dr. Craig Stanford is an internationally renowned expert on chimpanzees.   Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at USC, Stanford has conducted field research on chimpanzees and other animals for 30 years in Africa and Asia. He is best known for his research on chimpanzee hunting and meat-eating in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, in collaboration with Jane Goodall. Stanford holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and is the author of 16 books and 150 articles on animal behavior and conservation.  His most recent book is The New Chimpanzee: a 21st Century Portrait of Our Closest Kin, to be published in March 2018 by Harvard University Press. He is deeply involved in wildlife conservation and lectures around the world on the need to preserve biodiversity in all its forms.

This screening is only for students from the LAWAC Student Program Fund. If you work at a public, charter or magnet school and would like to attend with a group of students, please call Ellen Plant at (424) 258-6160.