Documentary, Music and Jane Goodall at the Ateneo



On Sunday, November 13, the Ateneo inside the City of Knowledge hosted “An Afternoon of Musical Biodiversity” that showcased the premier in Latin America of the documentary “Jane’s Journey”, the presence of Dr. Jane Goodall and a very special jazz concert.

The event started at 4:00 p.m. with the presentation of the documentary “Jane’s Journey” about the life, passion and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. The documentary presented a journey across Jane’s life starting when she was 23 and decided to travel to Gombe, Tanzania, in order to study Chimpanzees, and how her research revolutionized the scientific community, until she became an activist and source of inspiration for many in the fight for the conservation of the Planet.

Dr. Jane Goodall spoke about how hard it was to make the documentary and how the passion of the Director and everyone involved made it happen in order to propagate her message of sustainability across the Globe.  Besides, she highlighted the importance of the Jane Goodall Institute, the Roots & Shoots Program and the need to use music in order to get closer to the natural world.

The talented Panamanian musician Danilo Pérez was in charge of presenting Matt Marvuglio, Marco Pignataro and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, who provided the entertainment with music inspired by nature, using the first flute made up of recyclable materials amongst other instruments.  The event was without a doubt a party with a message of preservation, hope and celebration of Earth’s biodiversity.