‘The Woman Who Loves Giraffes’ streaming, Dec. 31

Arts, Eating & Enjoyment

A fascinating tale of science, gender and giraffe conservation

Dec. 31 – Jan. 3—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum’s 11th annual Woodstock Vermont movie series features “The Girl Who Loves Giraffes,” a intriguing tale of science, gender and giraffe conservation.

In 1956, four several years just before Jane Goodall ventured into the globe of chimpanzees and 7 several years just before Dian Fossey remaining to do the job with mountain gorillas, in actuality, before any individual, man or woman experienced built these types of a journey, 23-year-old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, created an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to come to be the 1st particular person in the world to analyze animal habits in the wild on that continent.

In “The Female Who Enjoys Giraffes,” an more mature (now 85), wiser Anne Dagg takes us on her initial expedition back again to Africa to retrace in which her trail-blazing journey commenced more than 50 % a century back. By retracing her initial steps, and with letters and spectacular, original 16mm film footage, Anne Dagg presents an intimate window into her life as a younger lady, juxtaposed with a firsthand seem at the devastating actuality that giraffes are struggling with nowadays. The two the world’s initial “giraffologist,” whose analysis conclusions in the end became the foundation for numerous experts adhering to in her footsteps, and the species she enjoys, have each individual knowledgeable triumphs as nicely as horrible battle scars. “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” gives us a relocating point of view on equally.

The film can be streamed in the consolation of your home Dec. 31-Jan.3. Visit billingsfarm.org/filmseries.