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ScienceCampus Movie Nights

Not only since "The Big Bang Theory" and "Interstellar" has science played an important role in movies and tv series - be it in Hollywood blockbusters or small independent productions. In our Movie nights, we not only want to watch movies that touch upon "Primate Cognition", but also want to discuss the movie's scientific background with the audience. How accurate is the movie? What has been exaggerated, simplified or omitted? What is the relevance of the depicted science? These and other questions will be discussed. Each movie will be acompanied by a scientific expert, who will comment and the movie and will be available for discussion.

The program for the winter term 2018/19


Image: Mindjazz Pictures

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 7.30 5.30 p.m.

Cinema Lumière, Geismar Landstraße 19, 37083 Göttingen

USA 2017, 90 Min., OmU, FSK: o.A.
Director: Brett Morgen

In 1960, the 26 year old Jane Goodall came to Tansania to proof her – mainly male – colleagues wrong in how to study primates. Without formal training, Goodall took a different approach, driven by her love for the animals: investing a lot of time, she habituated a local chimpanzee population to her present, and reveals their intelligence and social behaviour.

In 1964, the dutch film maker Hugo van Lawick travels to Tansania to document Goodall’s work. They fall in love with each other and get a child. JANE director Brett Morgen’s documentary uses van Lawick’s footage of the animals, exclusive interviews with Jane Goodall, research material from the Jane Goodall Institute and private video recordings to present a woman fighting against oppostion.

The orchestral score of legendary composer Philip Glass frames an intimate portrait of Jane Goodall – a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

Following the film, Prof. Julia Fischer will discuss the importance of Jane Goodall for primatology with the audience. How did she influence the study of our closest living relatives? What is her role today and how did field research change since the days of Jane Goodall?

The original English version will be shown with German subtitles. The discussion will be bi-lingual.

Please note that for this event, tickets need to be purchased in Lumière.

Regular 7 €
Students, retired or unemployed persons 6 €

Support member card of Lumière

(per half year; discount: 1 €/film)

5 €
school groups 5 €
Sozialcard 3 €


Dr. Christian Schloegl

Dr. Christian Schloegl Coordinator +49 551 3851-480 +49 551 3851-489 Contact

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