The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

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Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild and discovers a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become. Weaving through the past and present, her harrowing journey gives us an intimate look into the factors that destroyed her career and the forces that brought her back.


  • Fred Bercovitch
  • David Chinchilla
  • Lisa Clifton-Bumpass
  • Anne Innis Dagg
  • Mary Dagg
  • Francois Deacon
  • John Doherty
  • Victor Garber
  • Jacob Leaidura
  • Lindsay Leese

Did You Know?


  • Anne recently visited the Afircan Lion Safari to see the first captive born giraffe in captivity.
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Jan 9, 2020

Despite some grim ecological statistics and a conservationist message, the movie is so inspirational it feels like the sort of old-fashioned family film that can now be excavated on Disney+.

Metacritic review by Elizabeth Weitzman
Elizabeth Weitzman
Jan 9, 2020

While director Alison Reid tries to be a bit more engaging than a simple talking-head documentary, with varying success, the movie has earnestness and heart. So, even with its issues, it is still a solid good time.

Metacritic review by Bobby LePire
Bobby LePire
Film Threat
Jan 9, 2020

The best part of the film is early on, when Innis Dagg’s story is enlivened by beautiful color 16mm footage she took in the 1950s and ’60s.

Metacritic review by G. Allen Johnson
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle