The documentary JANE, featuring never-before-seen footage of Jane Goodall’s work, is one highlight of the film series season.
The documentary JANE, featuring never-before-seen footage of Jane Goodall’s work, is one highlight of the film series season.

The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series kicks off its biweekly showings this winter with a schedule of seven films that explore natural facets from plastic impact and pythons to sea turtles and Jane Goodall.

First up on Jan. 9, RiverBlue examines the impact of the fashion industry on water quality. One of the season’s highlights, JANE, on March 6, tells the story of Jane Goodall and her extraordinary work in the once male-dominated field of chimpanzee research.

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts the free film showings in the “Ding” Darling Visitor& Education Center with sponsorship from Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.

Below are the season’s scheduled films. All films begin at 1 p.m. A short discussion will follow each film to allow visitors to gain more from their documentary-viewing experience by listening to other people's points of view and analyzing what they just watched. For full descriptions of the films, please visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.
Jan. 9 - RiverBlue
Jan. 23 - Untold Stories: Sanibel I
Feb. 6 - A Plastic Ocean
Feb. 20 - Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction
March 6 - Jane
March 20 - Invasion of the Giant Pythons
April 3 - Saving Atlantis