The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

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Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Tue, Sep 8 12:00 PM
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Film Info
Runtime:82 min
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:G
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Free for Members
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Alison Reid
VR Director(s):TRUE

Description

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, Dagg faced numerous barriers as a female scientist. Denied tenure at the University of Guelph, she blazed her own trail as a feminist activist for over three decades. 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.

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