“Bill Wallauer, the Jane Goodall Institute’s wildlife cameraman and research videographer, will share stories and answer questions about his behind-the-scenes experience working in the field filming Disneynature’s newest True-Life Adventure, Chimpanzee. Capturing footage was no easy task. It involved living in the remote Africa forest on and off for three years, dangling on 3’x3′ platform 100 feet up in the trees, and avoiding everything from African bees to deadly rhino vipers.
Chimpanzee opens in theaters nationwide on April 20. For every moviegoer who sees Chimpanzee during opening week, Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.
Bill offers a unique and fascinating view of life among wild chimpanzees. For 15 years, Bill spent just about every day following the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, capturing the intimate details of their daily life. Most recently, he worked as principal photography for Chimpanzee.
Today, Bill is a sought-after speaker for adults and youth. His infectious personality, great stories and chimpanzee multimedia presentation help audiences understand the chimpanzees’ behavior and emotional capacity, and the similarities and differences between humans and chimps. Bill’s passion for the chimps he knows so intimately truly makes him the Jane Goodall Institute’s “Chimp Champion.”
For more information about Bill and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, including the Institute’s use of Google technology to support chimpanzee conservation, please visit www.janegoodall.org.”