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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2018)

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A profile of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg who, in 1956, became one of the first people to ever observe and report on animal behaviour.

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Credited cast:
Fred Bercovitch Fred Bercovitch ... Himself
David Chinchilla ... Ian Dagg
Lisa Clifton-Bumpass Lisa Clifton-Bumpass ... Herself
Anne Innis Dagg Anne Innis Dagg ... Herself
Mary Dagg Mary Dagg ... Herself
Francois Deacon Francois Deacon ... Himself
John Doherty John Doherty ... Himself
Victor Garber ... Alex Matthew (voice)
Jacob Leaidura Jacob Leaidura ... Himself
Lindsay Leese ... Anne's Mother (voice)
Tatiana Maslany ... Young Anne (voice)
Sandy Middleton Sandy Middleton ... Himself
Amy Phelps Amy Phelps ... Herself
Jason Pootolal Jason Pootolal ... Himself
Andy Tutchings Andy Tutchings ... Himself
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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 ...

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The Story of Anne Innis Dagg

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby SR (Digital 5.1)

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16 : 9
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Anne recently visited the Afircan Lion Safari to see the first captive born giraffe in captivity. See more »

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Must see cinema !!
8 May 2019 | by SusanShopSee all my reviews

I love giraffes. I love Anne Innis Dagg. I love her story except the part where the stupid men deny her jobs based on her sex. But back to the movie......how many of us in 1956 at age 23, would have thought to travel off to Africa to study giraffe. Anne did, and with a whole lot of creative thinking , she managed to locate a farmer who would let her board, while she would go out into the countryside each day and observe the giraffes. Eventually returning to Canada , she wrote and published copious amounts of materials based on her observations, and was deemed to be the worlds expert on giraffes. Anne's personal story is fascinating. The giraffe are fascinating. One can't help but come away from this film feeling more empathetic to the giraffes' endangered existence !!


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