The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

1 Hr. 23 Min.

Screening format: DCP
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Sponsored by: Blake and Cheryl Moret


Dr. Anne Innis Dagg revolutionized zoology in the 1950s when she became the first biologist to observe giraffes in the wild. However, male-dominated academia repeatedly blocked her from getting tenure and pursuing a career. This uplifting doc sets the record straight, following Dagg as she retraces the steps of her original journey to see her beloved giraffes again, while showing how the impact she made in the field—and for future female scientists—is still felt today.


"The Woman Who Loves Giraffes shows the important scientific contributions and fascinating life of a giraffe-loving feminist pioneer."
- The Stranger
"Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues while focusing on a woman ahead of her times, whose ambitions were thwarted by institutional sexism."
- Toronto Star

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Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building a robust, community-based film culture in the Greater Milwaukee Area. We seek to support and foster local filmmakers, the local filmmaking industry, and a vibrant community of film fans, audiences, and patrons. In our wildest sunshine daydreams, Milwaukee will become a global center of film culture in which film and shared cinematic experiences are used as tools for entertainment, education, engagement, and community building.

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