Earth Day Screening of New Apple TV+ Series “Jane”

The "Jane Goodall Apple TV series Earth Day screening event," hosted by the Geena Davis Institute, showcased the series "Jane," inspiring environmental advocacy through Dr. Goodall's legacy and engaging discussions.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
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The Geena Davis Institute proudly hosted the "Jane Goodall Apple TV series Earth Day screening event" in New York City on April 22, 2023, celebrating the premiere of the inspiring new series "Jane" on Apple TV+. This special event, deeply rooted in the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, provided an immersive experience in environmental conservation.

The screening showcased two episodes of "Jane," highlighting the environmental adventures of its young protagonist. The "Jane Goodall Apple TV series Earth Day screening event" emphasized the importance of empathy and action for the environment, inspired by Dr. Goodall's philosophy.

Following the screening, a Q&A session featured JJ Johnson, the executive producer, writer, and director of "Jane," discussing the show's inspiration, collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institutea, and the decision to use CGI for depicting animals. The conversation also explored the casting of Ava Louise Murchison as Jane and the influence of the series on young actors to become environmental advocates.

The event also highlighted the incorporation of real-life women in STEM within the series, with Madeline Di Nonno leading discussions on this vital aspect. Special attention was given to the original song "One Step Closer" by Diane Warren, performed by Leona Lewis, which added an emotional layer to the event.

Concluding the "Jane Goodall Apple TV series Earth Day screening event" was a motivational talk by Anna Rathmann, Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute, encouraging youth involvement in environmental conservation. Attendees, especially children, were reminded to take a Jane-themed bag, symbolizing their journey towards environmental advocacy, inspired by the series and Dr. Goodall's work.

This Earth Day event was not just a celebration of the "Jane" series premiere but also a call to action for environmental stewardship, showcasing the collaborative effort to bring the inspiring story of Jane and her advocacy to the forefront of public awareness.

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