The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

83mins • NR

Showings

Lark Theater Sun, Feb 16 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Wed, Feb 19 12:00 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Feb 20 4:30 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Feb 21 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Sat, Feb 22 5:10 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Feb 24 4:10 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Feb 25 2:10 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Feb 28 11:50 AM
Lark Theater Sun, Mar 1 3:00 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Mar 2 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Mar 4 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Mar 6 12:45 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Mar 12 1:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2020
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alison Reid
Cast:Anne Innis Dagg | Tatiana Maslany | Victor Garber

Description

THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES


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 86) 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.


"This warm documentary uses one woman’s singular passion to fuel a tale of zoological discovery, blatant sexism and environmental alarm."
The New York Times


"An inspiring documentary that should be at the top of everyone’s list of must-see films."
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists