The documentary JANE airs rare, archived National Geographic footage.
The documentary JANE airs rare, archived National Geographic footage.

The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series continues its biweekly showings on March 6 with JANE at 1 p.m. in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island.

JANE, a National Geographic film, tells the story of Jane Goodall and her extraordinary work in the once male-dominated field of chimpanzee research. 

Called the “best documentary of 2017,” it uses never-before-seen footage that that has been locked away in National Geographic archives for more than 50 years. JANE follows the trailblazing conservationist’s early journey and research in Tanzania.

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

Below are the season’s remaining scheduled films. All films begin at 1 p.m. A short discussion follows 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, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/lecture-and-film-series.

March 6 - JANE
March 20 - Invasion of the Giant Pythons  
April 3 - Saving Atlantis