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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is a movie starring Anne Innis Dagg, Tatiana Maslany, and Victor Garber. A profile of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg who, in 1956, became one of the first people to ever observe and report on animal...

Running Time
2 hours 3 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Alison Reid
Alison Reid
Lindsay Leese, Tatiana Maslany, Victor Garber, Anne Innis Dagg
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In1956, 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 behavior in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome. In 1972, having published 20 research papers as an assistant professor of zoology at University of Guelph, the Dean of the university, denied her tenure. She couldn't apply to the University of Waterloo because the Dean there told Anne that he would never give tenure to a married woman. This was the catalyst that transformed Anne into a feminist activist. For three decades, Anne Innis Dagg was absent from the giraffe world until 2010 when she was sought out by giraffologists and not just brought back to into the fold, but finally celebrated for her work.

Comments about documentary «The Woman Who Loves Giraffes» (7)

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Tucker's new documentary is so much more than a documentary about a man who died when a giraffe jumped on his head. His aim is to educate and inform about giraffes, and to raise awareness for their conservation efforts. We are just about to enter the new century, and we still have this big problem. I can only hope that we don't have to spend another decade, and another thousand years, fighting to protect and nurture the giraffes that we know so well. "There are only two things we have known for a very long time.the word 'Giraffa' and the word 'Giraffa'." - Theodore Roosevelt, 1884.

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Johnny Ortiz

This is an excellent documentary. It begins with a great series of interviews by real people, for real people. They tell us the stories of their lives. We learn about the animals, about their relationships with humans, and about how their lives have been affected by the Holocaust. The animals in the film were given a lot of space, and were so real that I could almost believe that I was seeing them. It was really heart-wrenching to see the mother lose her baby giraffe, but also to see the mother and father comfort the young giraffe. It was a good, simple, and honest film. I strongly recommend it.

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Grace Walsh

I think this movie is fantastic. It's funny, moving, and incredibly well done. I think that this film would be great for any audience and would be a great addition to any library. It's not a movie for everyone but if you are looking for something to make you laugh and cry you should definitely check this movie out. I give this movie a 10 out of 10.

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Karen A.

You're in for a treat! This docu is a terrific look into one of the most interesting and unique ways in which our animal friends come to terms with their lives. And it doesn't leave you feeling sad or confused at the end. The work of both the filmmakers and the animal experts is very well done, and this documentary will stay with you long after it's over. You'll be able to laugh, you'll be touched, and you'll learn a lot more about the animals that inhabit our world than you would have otherwise. You won't be disappointed.

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Benny the Barricade is a man who believes that the many acts of violence that are committed in the name of "justice" are unjustified. In this compelling documentary, he takes his position to a national level and reveals that he is a member of the international committee to stop the use of chimpanzees as "pink" guinea pigs for medical research, and that he has written to President Bush to make his case. He is a man who is passionate about his cause and has a solid voice to back his arguments. He makes the case for a ban on chimps from being used in medical experiments, and takes the American public to the same conclusion that he does: the fact that chimps can be trained to perform tricks in order to earn money is a sham. He goes on to say that he would rather use actual humans than chimps, and then provides the proof. It is a strong, compelling documentary that should be seen by everyone. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about this subject.

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Kathleen G.

This film is a must see for anyone who has even a passing interest in animals, or even just history. One of the biggest animals stories of the 20th century is told in a way that is both educational and entertaining. As a result, this film has become a staple of my children's day. And for that reason, I highly recommend this movie.

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Denise G.

I watched this movie twice and love it. It is a classic documentary on the show CHICAGO 9 O'CLOCK, and it was just great. It is not a documentary about the history of the show, but rather a documentary on the lives of the cast and crew of the show. Every viewer will learn something about the show and this documentary really is not a bad thing. It is about what really happened during the show. The show itself was a brilliant experiment, a show that showed how a show could change the lives of a few people. The show itself was a breakthrough. It was successful, and this documentary is about that. The cast and crew are interviewed about their experiences during the show and the show itself, as well as the legacy that the show left. The documentary really is great, I recommend it to anyone who loves history, and knows someone who does. I give it a 9 out of 10.