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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
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Alison Reid
Writer
Alison Reid
Actors
Lindsay Leese, Tatiana Maslany, Victor Garber, Anne Innis Dagg
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
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» (14)

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Sharon V.

This documentary is an excellent mix of drama, humor, and surrealism. The story of a young couple in love with a giraffe is something I have yet to see in any documentary. It is something that would truly blow my mind if I knew more about giraffes and was able to live vicariously through the couple in their search for a suitable mate. While some of the facts are somewhat over-the-top, some are real, and some are downright crazy. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone who loves documentaries.

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Jeffrey Pierce

I've been watching this film for weeks now and I'm still not bored by it. Every time I start to cry I think of this film and it's interesting to see how many people think about this film and its message. I can't wait for this to be released on DVD so I can watch it again and again. I was just wondering what was the rating on IMDb and my own opinion of the film?

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Judy Oliver

I didn't know what to expect, but I did expect a documentary about a guy who loves animals and that this documentary was going to be about giraffes. What a surprise. It was a lot more than that. The filmmaker was actually funny, not silly. I was reminded of the old Ben Stein cartoons from the 60's and 70's. My husband and I laughed and laughed and laughed. The subject of the documentary is just very important to me, and I think this guy did a very good job of being there and telling his story. It was very interesting and engaging. The documentary is also informative and in my opinion, a very good documentary. I'm looking forward to the next documentary that comes out about the giraffe's life.

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Ralph

What a phenomenal documentary about a very unusual subject matter. I'd call it an animal-rights documentary. The film is really a history of giraffes and the relationship between humans and giraffes. You can't help but get caught up in this documentary as you discover more about the history of giraffes. This is a very real documentary and it is definitely worth watching.

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Ralph R.

I was never a fan of Julie Andrews, but her self-effacing candor in her interview with Ron Howard is heartwarming and moving. I was born in 1949. I was born in 1941. I'm 52. I'm still alive and I still love giraffes. I am really glad to see that the more popular and well-known people in the media, who would normally love giraffes, are also showing appreciation. It's so refreshing to see so many celebrities and stars getting it right about giraffes. I'm also grateful for the public's taste in animal movies and documentaries. I love the documentaries that focus on giraffe conservation, like The Road to Zambia. This documentary is about the relationship between giraffe and humans. The world is becoming more aware of the relationship between giraffe and humans. I was delighted to see so many celebrities and people who would have been embarrassed to admit they were giraffes, getting it right. I was thrilled to see them all playing the part of giraffe lovers and lovers of giraffe. I'm always impressed with the public's courage to speak up and get it right. I don't think this would have been possible if not for Ron Howard and the other people who have contributed to the media's heightened awareness of giraffe conservation. I hope the public will continue to be the change they want to see in the world.

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Kimberly M.

A truly great and well-done documentary. I think the main point of this film is that a lot of people think that there is a need to be happy, and that this is the only way to be. This is not true, but the idea of having a place to live and take care of yourself, and not having to work, is very important. However, the film goes beyond this point, and we get to see the lives of many different people in this country and how they deal with their own problems and problems of others. Some people have a lot of problems, and they just want to take care of themselves and be happy. Others, like these people, do not have a lot of problems, but they have problems with people, and they just want to be happy. This film shows us that, though it is important to have a place to live, having a lot of problems is not necessarily a bad thing. I really liked this film and I recommend it to all of my friends. 9/10

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James Gilbert

A landmark film, set in one of the most iconic of countries, in which the film itself was filmed in its entirety. The 'story' of the film itself is more a story of those who see it than what it represents. This is a film that should be seen and appreciated. The production design is superb, the photography, editing, and story telling are all superb, and the acting is top notch. This film may not be the best film to be seen, and that is the beauty of it. It may be a great film for a small group of people to see, and for other groups to watch. But the heart of this film is the story of this country and the people who live in it, and the story of one man, Giraffatou, who has this passion and desire to tell the world about it. Not many films are able to capture the story of a country like this one, and tell it like a movie. This film is not made to entertain you, it is made to inspire you.

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Ralph

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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Heather

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.