Dr Jane Goodall at TIFF’s Olympion cinema

Dr Jane Goodall at TIFF’s Olympion cinema

It is with great pleasure that the Thessaloniki Film Festival welcomes Jane Goodall, one of the most important scientists of our time, the woman whose work on the behavior of chimpanzees in 1960s Tanzania rocked the world of the global scientific community.

 The legendary pioneer scientist will give a speech titled "Jane Goodall: Reasons to Hope" on Sunday December 9, 2018 at TIFF’s Olympion theatre. The free-admission event addresses to the general public, as well as scientists, teachers, students, adolescents and adults who want to meet Dr. Goodall and be inspired by her work.

The event is part of Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit in Greece and is co-organized by Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Greece, the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the British Council, with the Pinewood American International School. as sponsor. The speech will be held in English with simultaneous translation in Greek.

At the age of 84, Dr. Jane Goodall, the internationally renowned primatologist, ethologist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace, continues to travel 300 days a year, giving lectures on the environmental crisis, proclaiming the conviction and hope that the human species will ultimately solve the problems it has caused on the planet.

It is noted that during her visit in Greece, Dr. Jane Goodall will give speeches in three cities: Thessaloniki (Olympion cinema), Athens (The Palace theatre) and Heraklion, Crete (Cultural Center of Heraklion). In addition, she will attend events that will take place at the American Community Schools Athens, Pinewood American International School (Thessaloniki) and the Natural History Museum of Crete-University of Crete, students of which have completed projects through Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program and they will have the opportunity to showcase them.

Jane Goodall has contributed a great deal to the international scientific community. In her pioneering study in 1960s Tanzania she was the first to prove that humans are not the only species that creates and uses tools, and that chimpanzees are sentient beings with the ability to express feelings and unique personalities. Thanks to her scientific research, she has changed the way we perceive humans and animals. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute. To this day, this organization conducts scientific studies and develops innovations in the field that improves the living conditions of local populations in Africa. Dr. Goodall has also written dozens of books, both for children and adults, and has contributed to the creation of several National Geographic documentaries. She has received many honors, awards and positions during her career, the most important of which being United Nations Messenger of Peace and Dame of the British Empire. In 1991, while in Tanzania, Dr. Goodall developed and founded the Roots & Shoots educational program that helps young people from all over the world to become "leaders of change", as they are encouraged to take action and create projects that benefit animals, people and the environment. More than 150,000 groups of children and young people are now active around the world through this initiative. Dr. Jane Goodall’s official office in Greece, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Greece, was founded in 2017 and operates as a non-profit organization. It offers several resources to the community, including free seminars for teachers on experiential learning, events that promote environmental justice and wildlife welfare/rights, as well as scholarships to children and young people who designed and implemented projects through the Roots & Shoots program in Greece.



Olympion cinema, Aristotelous square 10, Thessaloniki, tel.: +30 2310 378400
Attendance time: 17:00
Start time: 17:30
Free entrance – Tickets will be distributed from 17:00 at a first come first serve basis
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