A while back we brought you a great video from Henry Jun Wah Lee, an accomplished nature photographer and videographer. A Timelapse Journey With Nature took us through Yosemite, Mono Lake, Death Valley, and more. The Jane Goodall Edition is a way to represent all that Jane Goodall’s vision stood for: a connection with all nature. It exemplifies this so much that Henry was approached to have his video featured as part of the Jane Goodall Live event that happened this past September. We had a quick chat with Henry about the event, and what he’s up to next.
KU: Tell us a little bit about the Jane Goodall event. What was it about exactly?
HL: The Jane Goodall Live event promoted Jane Goodall’s life work as well as raised money for her organization, the Jane Goodall Institute. Although most of us only know of Jane from her work with the great apes, her humanitarian vision extends to encompass people, animals and our environment. She sees the lives of all living things as interconnected. We breathe the same air, drink the same water and share the same natural resources. In order to make this world a better place, we need to see beyond only our own needs and our own issues to that of the challenges we face as a planet.
KU: Why did they want this video?
HL: They recognized her message echoed in my own video, so I was approached to show my video at the event. My work as a landscape filmmaker is very similar to her work in that we are trying to raise awareness about the beautiful world we live in and the need to preserve it for us and for future generations.
KU: What’s next for you, any upcoming projects?
HL: I’m currently filming fall colors in the Eastern Sierra mountains as well as a couple of international film shoots in Iceland and Southeast Asia.