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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES – only available until Jan 31!


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Director: Alison Reid
With: Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, Mary Dagg, Fred Bercovitch and Lisa Clifton-Bumpass
Documentary, G, 83 min. (Canada)

Virtual ticket for THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES is $6.99 CDN. It is for a 5-day rental.


“Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues while focusing on a woman ahead of her times, whose ambitions were thwarted by institutional sexism.” – Bruce DeMara, TORONTO STAR


“Reid makes the viewer feel joy and pride for all of Dagg’s groundbreaking successes and sadness and anger at the patriarchal constructs that derailed her professional career for over thirty years.” – Andrew Parker, THE GATE


“Reid’s terrific doc is a must-see: a biography of one of Canada’s greatest scientists” – Classical 96.3 FM


In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, in fact, before anyone, man or woman had made such a trip, 23-year-old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behaviour in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with groundbreaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes retraces the steps of Anne’s groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild – and discovers a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become.


Awards: 3 Awards, 1 Nomination

Won, Audience Award Best Documentary, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2019
Won, Audience & Festival Award Best Documentary, Sonoma International Film Festival, 2019
Nominated, Documentary Competition Award, Seattle International Film Festival, 2019


***A 2nd chance to see this must-see documentary that was shown at the BFF’s 2019 Reel Stories festival***


Thank you for your support. Enjoy!