‘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 film series features “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes,” a intriguing tale of science, gender and giraffe conservation.

In 1956, 4 many years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and 7 several years in advance of Dian Fossey left to perform with mountain gorillas, in point, ahead of any one, gentleman or woman had produced this sort of a vacation, 23-yr-aged Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, produced an unparalleled solo journey to South Africa to turn into the initially particular person in the world to analyze animal conduct in the wild on that continent.

In “The Female Who Loves Giraffes,” an more mature (now 85), wiser Anne Dagg usually takes us on her initial expedition again to Africa to retrace where by her trail-blazing journey began much more than fifty percent a century ago. By retracing her primary measures, and with letters and spectacular, primary 16mm movie footage, Anne Dagg provides an personal window into her lifetime as a younger woman, juxtaposed with a firsthand search at the devastating reality that giraffes are struggling with these days. Both equally the world’s first “giraffologist,” whose investigate results ultimately became the foundation for many researchers following in her footsteps, and the species she enjoys, have each individual experienced triumphs as very well as terrible fight scars. “The Woman Who Enjoys Giraffes” gives us a relocating viewpoint on equally.

The movie can be streamed in the convenience of your household Dec. 31-Jan.3. Visit billingsfarm.org/filmseries.