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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
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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» (23)

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Alexander Guerrero

A documentary about a trans woman who is known as 'Tina' is a very interesting look at how she was able to take her own life. It also provides insight into how she came to be and what her life was like before and after she became transgender. The film takes a lot of risks by talking about the subject matter and it is certainly not a movie that should be watched without high standards. The documentary also includes interviews with those who knew Tina and those who knew her when she was younger and how she struggled with her identity. The ending is both moving and sad but there is an underlying message that helps us to understand what was going on inside Tina's head when she was taking her own life. The film is not an easy watch, but it is very important.

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Andrew E.

When I first saw this film, I was amazed. It was so very powerful and true to the life of Dorothy Day. She was a gentle, kind person who never had a drop of alcohol in her life. I also admired the filmmakers for making this documentary. I thought they did a great job of blending the documentary with the film. I also really enjoyed the director's commentary at the end of the film. This film was a great reminder of the significance of women in the world. It was also a great insight into how a woman can make a difference in the world and be a role model for many people. I highly recommend this film.

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Julie M.

The only reason I watched this is because I love giraffes. And this documentary is about the history of the giraffe and how it is used as a symbol of peace and happiness. This documentary is very well done and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It's a must see.

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Brittany Meyer

Just watched this documentary, and it is a great resource to anyone who wants to understand the history of the African American in the United States. It is also a fascinating story, and I'm glad to see the work of Nelly Sawyer. She is a gifted African American historian, who has been doing research on this topic for many years. She brings some of her research to the screen, and it is great to see the passion she has for the subject. The documentary is informative, and it is refreshing to see a documentary about a topic as complex as the history of the African American in the United States. The documentary is also inspiring, and I think it will encourage people to do some research on their own, and to remember that they do have the power to change things. It's a great documentary, and I recommend it to anyone interested in the African American experience in the United States.

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Rose W.

This film has several parts which are interesting and well written. The first one is about the plight of the giraffe population in Africa. This is quite a timely subject for most people, because this year the world has had a few bad years. As a species, giraffes are slowly dying off and there is a general feeling that we are losing them at an alarming rate. The second part of the film is about a giraffe named Martin, who is still alive and living with his mother. The story begins with a crisis which happens in which Martin is injured and is unable to stand up. He is taken to a zoo in Berlin. He finds that this zoo is filled with giraffes and it seems as though the giraffes are the only people left in the zoo. In his search for food, he meets an Australian zookeeper named Jane, who also loves giraffes. The two of them find a home for the giraffe, but Martin is a bit of a jerk. But he is really not a good person. He is a bully and a trouble maker. He seems to hate his mother, who has become so lonely, so she is not the type of person who would leave her son like this. Eventually, she goes to get her husband back and leaves Martin behind. Later in the film, Martin begins to change. He learns to stand up and to run and he even gets to leave the zoo and live with Jane in the real world. He is no longer a bully. He is a man who is trying to find his way in the world. I would recommend this film to people who have not yet seen it. It is a nice little film, and it is worth watching.

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Roy Cole

If you are a fan of documentaries about animals, this is the documentary you've been looking for. The film covers the evolution of giraffes, including their loss, discovery, and return. It also shows the impact of man on the giraffe, with issues like deforestation and poaching. I highly recommend this documentary.

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I've just finished watching "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes" and I was surprised by the amount of information that was given to me. It is easy to see how this movie could have been very polarizing. The film is mainly about a female climber, Laura Davidson, who climbs the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, on a 12-year-old girl. The film covers everything from the initial rejection of her, to the process of climbing the mountain, to the survival of her and her child, and ultimately the love and support of her child. In this film, it is evident that Laura's decision to climb the mountain was a deliberate one. She had no other choice, because she had to carry her child with her. But this is not a film that will appeal to all. Some viewers will be offended by the scenes of violence, and others will not be able to relate to the reasons why Laura decided to go to Everest. I think that this is the perfect movie for a layperson to watch. It is very difficult to explain why this particular story is so significant to me, but I will say that it is a story about the importance of love, about how people can change the world, and about the effects of war and death. I hope that people will watch this film and give it their full attention. I highly recommend that people read up on this story before watching it, because it is not just about the climbing. There are many more fascinating aspects of this story that are not covered in the movie.

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Katherine King

It is so well documented that one must be extremely alert about what you are doing or viewing when you see a documentary. I had no idea what to expect, but had heard so many comments from others that the documentary was very interesting and thought I would give it a shot. My wife and I both thought it was very good. The documentary starts with the story of a little giraffe, caught in the wrong place, and is taken to a zoo. The mother and young giraffe are picked up by the zoo keeper and their mother is kept in the zoo. The giraffe is put in the zoo as a pet. When it is ready, the zoo keeper brings it back to the family. This is the only time I have ever seen a giraffe in a zoo, and I have to say, I am very interested in this species. The giraffe has been doing well at the zoo, and is now the pride of the zoo. When it is time for it to leave the zoo, the zoo keeper picks up the giraffe from the zoo and takes it to the "smaller" zoo. It is then taken to a private zoo, where the giraffe is given a name. We are told that there are only about 10,000 of these giraffes left, and it is not very likely that a male will be chosen for the new pride. However, the zoo keeper is able to convince the zoo director to allow the giraffe to be released to the wild. When the giraffe is released, the zoo keeper is able to locate the giraffe by GPS. Unfortunately, the GPS shows that the giraffe is nowhere near the park, and it is assumed that the giraffe is dead. I can not say that I was very surprised, but the whole idea that this giraffe will live and multiply so much is something that I have heard of before. If you are going to see this film, be very careful, because the documentary is very disturbing. I also thought that the way that it was shown made the information about this animal very clear. I think that the movie was very good, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the giraffe, but be aware that this animal is very endangered.

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This documentary follows the life of Jimmy Carter as he comes to the conclusion that the nuclear arms race is the worst thing that has ever happened to the world. He tells his wife Rosalynn about his experience, about the failures of the treaty that began the Cold War, and about his efforts to pass a law banning the use of nuclear weapons in the US. It is truly a brilliant film that touches on so many different topics that one can't possibly see everything that he discusses. The film also examines the idea that the United States should "lead the world" in nuclear disarmament. I also think that Jimmy's wife is superb in her role as a human being who is trying to keep her husband's world view from falling apart. The film ends with Jimmy's remarks about the nuclear arms race and his conviction that the US should "lead the world in nuclear disarmament". This is a very important movie that should be seen by everyone. It is a great reminder of the world's history and an excellent example of how one man can change the world. I highly recommend this film.

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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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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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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.