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Jane Goodall Film ‘Reasons For Hope’ Screening at Glacier Cinemas in Cut Bank Blackfeet Buffalo Project in Browning Featured

September 13, 2023

(Cut Bank, Mont.) The Jane Goodall Film “Reasons for Hope” will be screening at the Glacier Cinemas in Cut Bank on Friday, September 15 – Thursday, September 21. The film, which features four stories that represent Goodall’s four pillars of hope, includes the Blackfeet Buffalo Program in Browning. 

Drawing on decades of work by the world’s most famous living ethnologist and environmentalist, Jane Goodall-Reasons for Hope is an uplifting journey around the globe to highlight good news stories that will inspire people to make a difference in the world around them.

Featured stories such as the Northern Bald Ibis’ migration over the Alps, the re-introduction of the American Bison by the Blackfeet Nation, the worldwide recognized Sudbury Regreening Story and inspiring youth-led initiatives involved in Goodall's Roots & Shoots align with historic footage of Jane’s beginnings as a chimpanzee researcher.

Throughout, the film reinforces Jane's four pillars of hope that signal tremendous hope for the future: the amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power and dedication of young people, and the indomitable human spirit.

Glacier Country Tourism, the official tourism marketing, management and stewardship organization for Western Montana, assisted in underwriting the film. The organization is also matching all ticket sales with a donation to Goodall’s organization. “We were thrilled to play a small part in the creation of the film, highlight the good work happening on the Blackfeet Reservation and give back to the Jane Goodall Institute Global,” says Racene Friede, Glacier Country President and CEO.

Learn more about the reintroduction of the American Bison by the Blackfeet in the new film “Jane Goodall – Reasons of Hope.” You can watch this inspiring film at Glacier Cinemas in Cut Bank from Friday, September 15 – Thursday, September 21, multiple showings daily. For showtimes go to

Blackfeet Buffalo Program

In 2009, the Blackfeet Buffalo Program (known as the Iinnii Initiative) was launched by the four-tribe Blackfoot Confederacy to conserve traditional lands, protect Blackfeet culture and create a home for the bison to return to. Today, the Blackfeet Nation has 800 bison and counting in its herd, which roams 10,000+ acres in the southeast end of the Blackfeet Reservation.  

The Blackfeet Buffalo Program is vital to its community, distributing bison meat for elders, members in need and food banks. This essential program also donates bison for ceremonial purposes, and the tribe sells bison meat at the Glacier Family Foods grocery store in Browning at an affordable price.

Glacier Country is the official marketing, management and stewardship organization for Western Montana. Glacier Country is funded in part by the state accommodations tax (bed tax) and by private membership funds. Geographically, Glacier Country includes Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders counties.