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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2020)

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Critic Consensus: An indictment of institutional prejudices and an engrossing environmental documentary, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes should be loved by audiences everywhere.

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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, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 85) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world's first 'giraffologist', whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.

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Cast

Tatiana Maslany
as Voice of Young Anne Innis
Victor Garber
as Voice of South African Rancher, Alex Matthew
Lindsay Leese
as Voice of Anne’s mother, Mary Quayle Innis
David Chinchilla
as Voice of Anne's fiance and later husband, Ian Dagg

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Passionate, funny and modest, Dagg is the sort of "character" documentarians dream of finding.

April 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

"The Woman Who Loves Giraffes" lives up to its title, and something more.

February 20, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Woman Who Loves Giraffes" is almost as much about the prejudice Dagg had to deal with as a female scientist as it is about the wondrous title creatures.

February 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's worth being reminded that misogyny is as pernicious a force as the unchecked development that threatens the habitat of a majestic animal.

February 12, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Dagg is the focus of Alison Reid's The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, and it confirms a long-held tenet of mine: If the subject of a documentary is fascinating, it doesn't much matter if the filmmaking is workmanlike.

January 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A fascinating story stunt coordinator-turned-filmmaker Reid patiently approaches from various captivating angles.

January 10, 2020 | Full Review…

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