The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

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

Community Partners: Sip & Purr Cat Cafe, The Soup House


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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