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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is a movie starring Anne Innis Dagg, Tatiana Maslany, and Victor Garber. A profile of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg who, in 1956, became one of the first people to ever observe and report on animal...

Running Time
2 hours 3 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Alison Reid
Writer
Alison Reid
Actors
Lindsay Leese, Tatiana Maslany, Victor Garber, Anne Innis Dagg
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about documentary «The Woman Who Loves Giraffes» (23)

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Dennis Kelly

Although I have not had the opportunity to see the film, it was made for me. I was a little concerned about the portrayal of the main characters. For one, this is a film about animal rights, and there is a shot of the main character holding a giraffe's neck and another of him being chased by an angry giraffe. For two, I had no idea who these people were. Then, I read the book, and the characters are really different. But, the film did not portray the animals as they really are. I was particularly taken with the one scene of a giraffe in the rain, and the one scene of a tiger. I was also taken with the way the film was shot, with the field being very much like the woods. The documentary footage is very clear and does not go out of focus for a second. And, the only thing I could find lacking in the film was that the animals were still able to communicate, something that seems to be more prevalent in nature. All in all, this is a very good film about a film. I would recommend it, even if you have not had the chance to see it.

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Alice W.

This is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. It features lots of interviews with a variety of people and sites that showcase a wide range of human nature. The one I found most compelling was with one of the most difficult human beings to meet, a chimpanzee named Koko. The film is filmed entirely in the wild, in part to show the audience the unique, beautiful and unique nature of this animal. The documentary was made by a non-profit organization that specializes in capturing animals and teaching them to behave like humans. They show the director interview a variety of people who have come in contact with the chimps and share with the audience the love and the compassion that each of the people feel for the animals. They also talk to a variety of other people who have interacted with the chimps. Some of the people have written books about their experiences and talk about how the chimps make them feel. The documentary was well done, and was the highlight of my trip to the zoo in New York. It was also the highlight of my first ever trip to the zoo.

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Virginia Fisher

I had seen the documentary on the second season of "Numb3rs" and enjoyed it very much. I decided to go with the same option and watch the documentary again. The first time I watched the documentary was when I was a child, and I was a fan of the show. In fact, I would consider it the best animated show ever made. So I had high expectations for the second part of the documentary, and I was not disappointed at all. The third part of the documentary was pretty good as well. It was a little more polished than the first two parts, but still, it was well-produced and entertaining. I liked the interviews and the topic of the documentary, the animation, and the great story told. I especially liked the animation from the end of the last episode of the third season, in which the character of Oliver was created. I also liked the music, the theme, and the voice of the children characters. The story told in the documentary was very true and understandable, especially since I had already heard the story on the internet and on TV. I especially liked the story, and the animation was a little bit better than the first two parts. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who likes animated shows, or animated documentaries. I give it a 9/10.

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Victoria

I grew up in the 1960s and 70s, I think this documentary was made in 1971. I really loved the way the movie came to a close. It was very moving and touching, as well as humorous and sad. I liked how the movie kept telling the story of this guy in the desert, and how he tried to keep his animals. He made a lot of money from animals and his lifestyle. I think he really should have been captured at some point and used for research. I think this movie really would have shown how much animals are worth. I think this movie really makes you understand that if you didn't have a pet, it could have been your life. It makes you appreciate your friends and family more.

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Mildred

This is a nice film about giraffes in the African savannah and how they are slaughtered by their prides for food. The giraffe is domesticated and there are many species of giraffe and they are just like humans. There is one big breed which is the African giraffe but others are domesticated. They are harmless and tame. There is also a small breed of giraffe which is in the Himalayas but has a way of being aggressive and may bite. You can see a lot of footage of these animals during the filming of this film. It is in black and white and also in colour. There are some very interesting interviews with people who are involved in the hunting of giraffes. In addition to this, there is also a link to the news about the killing of these animals and the hunting of the giraffes to obtain the meat and also to the discussions about the law in Africa and other countries. It is interesting to see how giraffes are not hunted for meat. I think that this film is more of an introduction to giraffes and the safari hunters and guides, who take the animals to the African savannahs. I think that there are two parts of the film. One is the information on how the giraffe is domesticated and it is domesticated by watching its own behaviour and then how it is hunted for its meat. Another part is about the documentary about the giraffes and the prides who take the animals to the African savannahs. These two parts of the film are very well put together. I like the fact that they said how important giraffe hunting is for the African savannahs and how they are important to the people of Africa. I also like that they put in a link to the news about the killing of giraffes and also how they are hunted and it also ties in with the discussion on the law in Africa. I also like that they showed how giraffes are protected in some countries in Africa.

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Ashley M.

I was pleasantly surprised by this documentary, I had not heard of it until a friend of mine showed it to me and I was very interested in watching it. I found it quite fascinating to watch, and I thought it was quite well done, the subject matter was interesting, and the documentary was done with a very steady hand. I thought the style was appropriate for the subject matter, and the documentary did a good job of keeping the interest of the viewer and not adding needless noise or action to the film. The fact that the people who were interviewed were all female made me think that perhaps the documentary was made with female voice-over actors, it was also a very interesting thing to see that the majority of the people interviewed were of the same age, and the people interviewed were all from various backgrounds, both male and female. I thought that this documentary was well done, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes documentaries.

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Adam B.

For those who want to know the history of the giraffe, the World Wildlife Fund is trying to find a new home. It's a valiant attempt, but we need a lot more funding. They are trying to find a new home in a zoo, but it is very expensive. There are no giraffes in captivity, but the giraffe has been extinct for the past 4 years. In Africa they have been released into the wild, but these giraffes have a tendency to attack humans. So, the plan is to buy them from a farm in Africa and put them into an area with large giraffe populations. The problem is, there are about 30 million of them. Also, there are people who are really into giraffe hunting. Some of these people are farmers, and they are after these animals. They get a female and they keep her from breeding. They then sell her to another buyer, and the buyer will then keep the baby giraffe. These people are willing to pay big bucks to keep the animals. It is a lot of money for these people, but they don't really care about the animals. If the animal had been taken from them, it would be harder to make a profit. They would not even have a name for the animal. So, a lot of these people are going after the giraffe, and they are doing it very, very badly. I think the BBC should do a more comprehensive documentary about these people. It would be interesting to see the relationship between these people and the animals. Giraffe is a beautiful animal, and it should be seen and celebrated. It is a unique species. The giraffe is an endangered species in the wild. In captivity, the population is much, much smaller. It's nice to see the animals being so famous, but it would be better to have these people get their animals and put them in a zoo. This would make a lot more money. We are going to try to get some more funding from the government, so we can put some more animals into captivity.

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Judy Henry

This film is just plain hilarious. I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival and was still laughing almost three days later. It was so funny, the location shots and the way the camera was framed made the movie look like a documentary. The cinematography was also very good. It was like being in Africa. I was really impressed by this film. I think it was the best documentary film I have ever seen. The director does a great job of making you feel like you are really there with the people in the village. The filmmaker was also very good at creating this feeling of friendship and camaraderie. You just feel for the people in the village and want to help them. It was really awesome. I highly recommend this film to anyone. It is so good and so funny.

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Karen F.

A hilarious story of the life and times of a horse-racing community that has now gone out of business. At one point I was expecting to be treated to a short story that I had already read in a book about the horse-racing community. Instead I got a great story of the community and the culture of horse-racing. And I loved it! The story begins in 1949 in Humboldt County, in the Southwest U.S., and it covers the history of the region as well as the horse-racing community. It features interviews with prominent horse-racing people and from it has an effective connection to the race-track community. The interviews are done in the traditional way but have enough comedy and humor to make you feel that they are still talking about the same subject matter. Also the film's sections of the movie are wonderfully edited and kept you engaged throughout the movie. I really recommend this film to people that love a good race-film. 8/10

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Timothy C.

I was asked to help out this week on a museum trip. I had the opportunity to visit the American Museum of Natural History. As part of the program, we were to travel around the museum to the areas we would be staying and seeing other attractions. I took a weekend pass and after about two days, my friend found the woman who loved giraffes! I learned a lot, and I want to see more of this species. I have a new appreciation for the African wilderness. A friend is visiting the same museum. She's got her photos, and we plan to travel around that same area. We had a great time, and I look forward to our future trips.

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Virginia

While watching this movie, I found myself thinking, "Man, I really hate this guy." This guy has some serious personality flaws. His daughter is sweet, but he is just not a good dad. He is a selfish person, and he has a hard time admitting when he's wrong. He is also pretty lacking in his opinion. He can't seem to say anything right or he'll be angry. He's not the kind of person you want to surround yourself with, and you don't want to have to do things with him. The most amazing thing about this guy is his dedication to his art. He puts out so much work that he wants to be recognized for. He does things like painting every day and making a sandwich for the whole week. He's not a very nice person, and I think that's why I can't stand him. Also, he has this weird fixation with this giraffe. He wants to save it, and he doesn't really know how to save it. The thing is, this giraffe is in danger, and I really hate Giraffes. You could say that it is the closest thing to a giraffe in existence that I could ever see, but I would have to agree with the guy. He is so obsessed with this giraffe that he doesn't know what to do with it. He is obsessed with it, and it's on his mind a lot. This giraffe has a long list of problems. One of the problems is that it eats a lot. That is a really serious problem. Giraffes are carnivores, and their stomachs are really small. If you eat a lot of giraffe meat, you can actually die from a stomach infection. Giraffes are also really low on protein. I don't want to make it sound like I hate giraffes, but they are a really poor animal. The other thing is that they live in a very small area. They only live in the savanna, which is really bad. They also don't have any natural predators. Giraffes are really slow-moving animals, and they're only able to move a couple miles a day. They have really limited range. They also live in the middle of nowhere, which is really bad. This is the most depressing thing about this giraffe. When the giraffe gets sick, the way it gets sick is really sad. It's not just that it gets sick, it gets sick really, really bad. That is really, really sad. The Giraffe Conservation Fund is really trying to save this giraffe. The Giraffe Conservation Fund is a foundation, and it is run by a guy named Paul Gage. He runs the foundation, and he is also the main character. He is the one who runs the organization. He is also really obsessed with saving the giraffe. He wants to do something about it. I really hate the guy. He has this obsession with saving this giraffe. His obsession with saving this giraffe is so over the top. He wants to save the giraffe to the point that he is willing to do something really hard, like going to the World Giraffe Congress in Senegal. This is a really big deal. The World Giraffe Congress is an organization that makes giraffes more wild. It's really important to save the giraffe because it would help the people of Africa. This giraffe really wants to be wild, and it wants to be free. I'm so sick of this guy. I hate him, and I think he should get fired.

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Joseph

A lot of other people have said that this documentary isn't really relevant to today's society and that maybe it's a bit of a turn off. But I think that there's still lots to learn from it. It is very straightforward and a lot of what we see is right on the money. I think the same can be said about how it actually looks. People can debate about the authenticity of the animals being eaten but I have to say that I think the men who watch the film just look at them as a bunch of meat eating pigs. It's that kind of ideology that we know has the potential to get a lot of ugly things out of people. Even when it's a documentary that's supposed to be a metaphor for society, some of it can really come across as unnecessarily harsh. The same could be said about the way the film portrays men and women. It's mostly men who see giraffes as very attractive and those who do not have any empathy for them. If you're one of those who would argue that it is nothing more than an advertisement for the meat industry, that's all you'll be arguing. The documentary is worth seeing if you're into wildlife documentaries or documentaries about the attitudes towards animals.

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Craig O.

Curious in this case, that it was not told in a chronological order, but the story actually takes place in the time when Martin had just shot his last film, and why it has to be in the future. Even more interesting are the side stories of people who were involved in the making of this film, and why they have not yet spoken to the press or otherwise been identified. These people are also interviewed for that movie, which is interesting because many of them have not commented on the movie, which is highly unusual.

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Gloria

This is a really great documentary about the giraffe movement. I have been a giraffe lover for years and this film really got me thinking about the giraffe movement. In addition to the documentary it also had some really interesting people who have been involved with giraffes and their movement. It really touched my heart and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Nicole

Just a quick note. I am not a fan of Bill Nye, but this was the best I've seen him. He was an excellent lecturer and did a great job of conveying the facts. I'm not saying he's a great scientist, but he's an excellent lecturer. I enjoyed watching the film and found it informative. The film was also very interesting, and I thought it was the first documentary I've seen that used a variety of different angles and viewpoints. You really get the idea that this was more than just a one-sided view of the documentary. It's not a propaganda film, it is factual. This documentary is a great example of how much information can be conveyed in a documentary. It's not perfect, but it's very informative and entertaining. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for listening.

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Tyler N.

The film is about the impact of the now-defunct Giraffidae to the wildlife and the ecology of Australia. While I agree that some of the presentation of the Giraffe population is exaggerated, I think it's important to show the social structure of the Giraffe family, which is very much in line with the rest of the Carnivora family. The film is not only a love story, but is a look at what the people who survive, can accomplish in their everyday lives. The interviews are insightful and relevant to the viewer, and the film is just plain great.

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Donald

I recently saw the latest feature length documentary, "Giraffes are Not Us," on the PBS documentary program WBS. I don't know if the PBS folks are big fans of this film, but the film is worth seeing because of the photography, the plot, the interviews and the storytelling. I was particularly impressed by the photography. This film has a very unique look and feel, as it was all shot on a small budget, and the look of this film is very strong. The pan and scan photography is very beautiful. In a certain sense, the pictures really do capture the essence of what the animals are going through. It's incredibly sad to see these animals being hunted for trophies, and this is one of the reasons I believe that the film is so powerful. Another huge advantage of this film is the interviews. I believe that the conversations between the filmmakers and the animals are quite informative. In addition to this, the film has some really strong emotional scenes. This is also due to the fact that the people who are trying to save the animals have a great deal of empathy for these animals, and they want to make it better for them. I feel that there is a very strong emotional connection between the people who are trying to save the animals and the animals themselves. These people are also very passionate about their cause, and in many ways, they are inspiring. The film "Giraffes Are Not Us" can be very intense and painful at times, but it is well worth watching because of the powerful images and the powerful story. 8/10

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Douglas Valdez

I love this film so much. I'm no fan of Noah Synder (writer) and Don W. Cox (director) but they have done an amazing job. They've captured both the intimate and the hard-to-get-inside love stories. They have the whole range of emotions and thoughts from the protagonist to the crush, the friend who is just beginning to explore their true feelings, and the family who is trying to get back at the woman who stole from them. This is a must-see film for everyone, but especially for those with a love for animals, nature, and wildlife. As a disclaimer, I'm not an animal lover and I know that animals are loved and respected by most people, but this film is more than a tale of love, friendship, and trust between two animals. This film is about a new scientific expedition that would do anything to get to the elusive panther. The team consists of the biologist, the veterinarian, and the guide and they are all trying to work together to get to the elusive panther and make it back to their families. As they follow the clues they can find that they believe could be clues of the elusive panther, they start getting closer and closer to the elusive panther. There are moments of many emotions that I felt throughout this film. I've seen the movie 5 times and I still want to see it again. My daughter loved this film as well, as did my son. I think anyone who loves nature will be absolutely enchanted by this film and will want to see it again and again.

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Keith J.

When people tell you that you need to see this film, they are really lying. The subject matter is a bit disturbing. And it is certainly disturbing to see a man's balls getting sucked off with a plug in his anus. This is something that happens to Giraffes, to all animals, but to the human race, this is an absolute horror show. I was very surprised that this film was not nominated for an Oscar. I thought that it would have gotten nominated. I thought that it would have been nominated for Best Documentary. It was nominated for an Oscar, but it didn't win. I felt that the subject matter was not a documentary, but a documentary that should have gotten a documentary of the year. I think that it is a very important film. I think that it should be seen by all of us, and the filmmakers should be awarded an Oscar for it. I think that it is a very good film, and I think that it should be seen by all of us. Thank you for this great film.

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Nicole

This is a fascinating documentary about the life of actress Rose McGowan, as well as her relationship with her fellow actress, director, and co-star, Juliette Lewis, who was born a giraffe. These women were famous for their supporting roles in films and TV, especially for their role in a critically acclaimed 1973 film, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes. This was one of the first film roles for Ms. Lewis and was perhaps her greatest film role ever. It was her second consecutive Oscar nomination for best actress in 1973, though she was well known for her performances in television and film. There were many, many performances in that film. For example, the scene where she and Mr. Goodbody go to a local cafe, is very memorable and will be remembered for many years to come. It's a great film about the history of film and entertainment and also about how it affected the public and entertainment industry. I have yet to see a better film than The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.

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Judy

After hearing about Giraffes in the news, I decided to watch the movie, in hopes of finding out more about Giraffes. This is a documentary about the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. When you see the Giraffe it is easy to believe that they are a magnificent animal, but I feel that the Giraffe should be more known, because the Giraffe is not the only animal that we need to protect. The other animals in the world also need help. We are having a crisis with wildlife crime, and it is almost impossible to get a good picture of wildlife crime. This is why I wanted to watch this documentary. The film is full of interviews with conservationists, and it is also full of things you can do to help conserve the Giraffe. The movie is well done, and gives us a good overview of what is going on with Giraffes today. You can watch the movie at your leisure, and also get some news about conservation. The movie is full of great stuff, such as elephants poachers killing elephants, and Giraffes being shot by police. Overall, it is a very well made movie. And it is really helpful to know what Giraffes are, and what you can do.

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Mark

This documentary shows how the Venezuelan government is planning to assassinate President Hugo Chavez and what they are doing to destroy the country's economy and any dissent. The documentary reveals the reasons the Venezuelan government has used for overthrowing Chavez and the activities of a wealthy businessman who bought oil in order to destroy the country. The documentary points out that the Venezuelan government did not even attempt to use military to overthrow Chavez and his government but instead simply allowed him to go as he is and has not taken any action against him. Despite the fact that the CIA has been involved in overthrowing other countries and has even invaded countries, the Venezuelan government appears to have done nothing but allow President Chavez to go free. The documentary is informative and the information provided is excellent and the fact that the documentary was filmed in the United States and produced by a journalist who was in the country makes the documentary interesting and makes the viewer wonder about the situation in Venezuela. Overall, the documentary is excellent and should be watched.

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John

Giraffes are not only a symbol of manliness, but they are also a symbol of liberation for all men, if you know what I mean. It's a great documentary if you ask me. Many people will say it is sensationalist and it is, but it's an entirely different story. It has a very good style to it, it is very well edited and the fact that it uses a voice-over that you have to take a second and a half of to get into the actual content of the film shows what a great job it has done. My main problem with the film is that it focuses on only a few people and they don't actually have much time on screen. The topic of this documentary is so vast that you're constantly being introduced to new people as the documentary runs for so long. The documentary is very well done, but if you're a big fan of giraffes, then this documentary might be a let down to you. If you like giraffes, then you will enjoy the documentary.