The Woman Who Loves Giraffes


Roxie Theater Sat, Sep 28, 2019 12:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Alison Reid
Producer:Joanne P. Jackson
Year of Production:2018
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Eco Heroes
Wildlife Protection
Women's Leadership
South Africa
Running Time:83 min.


Expected Guests: Director Alison Reid and film’s subject Dr. Anne Innis Dagg


Think 'the Jane Goodall of giraffes' and you'd get Canadian zoologist and feminist trailblazer Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, whose unprecedented work and scholarship on South African wildlife was stonewalled by institutional chauvinism. Dagg’s groundbreaking work as a female scientific explorer in the 1950s went unrecognized for decades. This film highlights both her pioneering research on South African Giraffes and her tireless fight for gender equity. Today, the value of her work is finally being recognized.


  • Seattle International Film Festival – Best of Fest
  • Sonoma International Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Planet in Focus Film Festival – Official Selection



Program Sponsor:

Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco

Community Ally:

Women's Environmental Network


Media Partners:

Earth Island Journal



Alison ReidAlison Reid is an award-winning director who began her career as a stunt coordinator and second unit director. Reid received the 2007 Crystal Award for Emerging Director from DGC/WIFT. Her independent feature, The Baby Formula (2009) won the Audience Award at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and ‘Best LGBT Film’ at Nashville Film Festival.

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Protecting the Environment (5min) More
Save Our Planet (4min) More
The Trash Task (4min) More