Years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and Dian Fossey worked with mountain gorillas, 23-year old Canadian Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented expedition to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Despite returning home with ground-breaking research, the numerous barriers Dagg faced as a female scientist proved harder to overcome. Denied tenure at University of Guelph, she blazed her own trail as a feminist activist for over three decades—and now she’s finally getting her due. Through letters and stunning 16mm footage, this inspiring portrait retraces Dagg’s journey to becoming the world’s first “giraffeologist” and the triumphs and battles along the way.
- Runtime: 82 minutes
- Genre: Documentary Feature
Anne Innis Dagg
- Director: Alison Reid
- Producer: Joanne Jackson, Paul Zimic
- Production: Pursuing Giraffe Adventures Inc.
- Distribution: KinoSmith Inc.
- IMBD: IMBD.com
- Website: https://thewomanwholovesgiraffes.com/
- Screening Details:
Nov 16-22 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Nov 23–29 at the Imagine Carlton Cinemas HELDOVER until Dec 6
Opening night Q&A
Calgary: November 22-29 Globe Cinema
Kitchener-Waterloo: Nov 27-Dec 2
Q&A following November 27 screening
St. Catharines: Dece 19 & 27-29 at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre / The Film House
Q&A following December 19 screening
Guelph: Jan 4 – 10, 2019 at Bookshelf Cinema
Edmonton: Jan 9, 2019 for the NorthWestFest Doc Film Series and
Jan 18, 20, 22, 24 at the Metro Cinema
Cobourg; Jan 11 – 17 at the The Loft Cinema
Vancouver: Jan 11 - 17 at the VIFF Vancity Theatre
Winnipeg: April 6-7, 12-14, 18, 20-21 at the Cinematheque
Check their website for many singular screenings across Canada
Facebook Live interview with trailblazer Dr Anne Dagg and director, Alison Reid
What makes giraffes the best kissers??Talking with the world's FIRST giraffeologist, Dr. Anne Dagg (Canadian!!) and director, Alison Reid about their new documentary, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.Visit https://www.firstweekendclub.ca for movie screening dates & times!
Posted by First Weekend Club on Wednesday, 14 November 2018