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Film Info
  • Year: 2019
  • Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
  • Origin: Canada
  • Runtime: 83 mins
  • Color
  • Language: English

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.  In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers 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. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.

THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo.

Trailers (DCP and Quicktime), stills, a press kit and various size jpegs of the poster can be downloaded from our Dropbox.

Alison Reid

ALISON REID (Director, Writer, Producer) is an award-winning director who began her career as a stunt coordinator and second unit director. After accumulating 300 credits, she formed Free Spirit Films to produce projects diverse in genre but similar in their exploration of the human spirit. Reid received the 2007 Crystal Award for Emerging Director from DGC/WIFT. Her independent feature, The Baby Formula (2009), sold internationally, won the Audience Award at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, ‘Best LGBT Film’ at Nashville Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Zenith at the Montreal World Film Festival. Her television directing credits include Saving Hope, Heartland and Murdoch Mysteries.




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14 Pews Houston TX January 31 & February 1, 2020
Downing Film Center Newburgh NY January 31 - February 6, 2020
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Little Theatre Rochester NY February 8-20, 2020
Bay College Escanaba MI February 13, 2020
Real Art Ways Hartford CT February 14-20, 2020
Landmark West End Cinema Washington DC February 14-20, 2020
Landmark Kendall Square Cambridge MA February 14-20, 2020
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth TX February 21-23, 2020
The Loft Tucson AZ Feb 21-27, 2020
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena CA Feb 21-27, 2020
Landmark Chez Artiste Denver CO February 21-27, 2020
Frontier Theater Brunswick ME February 21-27, 2020
Laemmle Monica Film Center Los Angeles CA Opens February 21st!
Strand Theatre Rockland ME February 22-25, 2020
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Spokane International Film Festival Spokane WA February 29, 2020 Only!
Charleston Film Festival Charleston SC One Screening Only
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego CA March 6-12 One Week Only!
Liberty Theatre Camas WA March 6-12, 2020
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March 20 and 22nd Only!
CCA Cinematheque Sante Fe NM Special screening April 13, opens April 15