The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Bud Watch Party ~ The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Sunday, May 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 12:00am
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
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An award-winning feature documentary about the world’s first “giraffologist”

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, Anne (who passed away in April 2024 at age 91) retraces her steps, offering an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Anne and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. This documentary film gives us a moving perspective on both.

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Run Time: 

88 min.
“This warm documentary uses one woman’s singular passion to fuel a tale of zoological discovery, blatant sexism and environmental alarm.”
The New York Times

About Bud's Watch Party

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.