Two-time Golden Globe Award winner Sandra Oh narrates the new feature-length documentary “She Walks With Apes”, premiering on CBC’s “The Nature Of Things” on September 20.

The upcoming two-hour special presents a new take on primatologist Jane Goodall’s early years living with chimpanzees, as well as the lives of the late researcher Dian Fossey, who was killed while working with gorillas in Rwanda, and Canadian anthropologist Biruté Galdikas, who went to live with the orangutans of Borneo.

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Referencing the three pioneering women, collectively known as “the Trimates”, Oh says, “The lives of the three female scientists who made up the Trimates are filled with courage and determination and love for life.”

Photo: Grand Passage Media
Photo: Grand Passage Media

She continues, “They have inspired future generations and their work continues to underline the urgency of saving the great apes and their forest environment. I grew up watching CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’, and I am happy to be a part of the great Canadian doc tradition.”

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The documentary also explores a new generation of women, including young Canadian scientists Julia Badescu and Ruth Linsky, as well as Rwandan student Nadia Niyonizeye, who were all inspired to live among the great apes.

Photo: Grand Passage Media
Photo: Grand Passage Media

Speaking of the next generation of young researchers, Goodall says, “I’m always so thrilled when I hear about young people, especially young women, today, who are going out into the field as I did when I was young, and continuing to learn about the chimpanzees but also about the gorillas and about the orangutans, just as I, Dian, and Biruté did.”

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“She Walks With Apes” airs Friday, September 20, at 8 p.m. ET on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

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