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Jane Goodall reflects on a lifelong mission to save the planet, and she's far from finished

"So," Brett Morgen began, "you've been telling your story for so many years. Do you get tired of answering the same questions?"

Jane Goodall stared back at the filmmaker, her expression unmoving.

"Depends on who's asking the questions," she replied.

There was no "wink-wink, nudge-nudge, ha-ha!" to her inflection, Morgen recalls now. "It was just cold."

After all, the primatologist had not wished to be interviewed for Morgen's documentary, period. Sure, it was a film about her life - called "Jane," even - culled from 140 hours of footage that had been hidden for more than 50 years in National Geographic's archives. But she'd already done so many interviews over the course of her 83 years. Couldn't the filmmaker just repurpose one of those?

As politely as

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