Jane Goodall + Charlize Theron

Season 5, Episode 1

Award winning Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall welcomes Academy Award® winning actress Charlize Theron to the Tchimpounga sanctuary in the Republic of Congo, where Goodall works to save endangered, orphaned chimpanzees. Theron is introduced to adolescent chimps as she and Dr. Goodall discuss the issues facing the young people of Africa and the African wildlife. Charlize explains how the loss of her father at a young age affected her, while Dr. Goodall describes what it was like being sent into the dense African Jungle in her early twenties and discovering just how similar chimpanzees are to humans. The episode also features Theron working with the young people of South Africa teaching them how to protect themselves from AIDS. 

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Grand Entrance

Charlize Theron is introduced to Jane Goodall and her party of chimps!

Special Acqaintance

Charlize Theron makes friends with a chimpanzee.

Roots & Shoots

Charlize Theron attends an African celebration.

What is an Iconoclast?

Charlize Theron explains what it means to be an Iconoclast.

Director's Commentary

Director Joe Berlinger discusses the fierce independence shared by Charlize Theron and Jane Goodall.

Jane Goodall


In 1960, Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking research opened a window to the world of chimpanzees for a public with a strong curiosity about its closest genetic relatives. Through her books, particularly In the Shadow of Man and Through a Window, people worldwide are on a first-name basis with the chimpanzees of Gombe, what is today Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. Gombe’s greatest mother, Flo, and her offspring became internationally known. When homely old Flo died in 1972, The London Times printed an obituary. READ MORE 

Charlize Theron


Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is one of the great known actresses of our time. With her ability to capture a plethora of characters, she relentlessly demands the audience’s full attention as soon as she appears on screen. This South African native is continuously being praised and admired for her inspiring and powerful performances. READ MORE 


Butterfly Martini Cocktail

Fresh with flavor, the delicious complexity of this cocktail is drawn from GREY GOOSE Le Citron Flavored Vodka, white grape juice, fresh basil, mint, premium elderflower liqueur and fresh lemon.

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