February 25, 2024


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‘The Lady Who Enjoys Giraffes’ streaming, Dec. 31

Arts, Eating & Amusement

A fascinating tale of science, gender and giraffe conservation

Dec. 31 – Jan. 3—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum’s 11th annual Woodstock Vermont film sequence features “The Woman Who Enjoys Giraffes,” a fascinating tale of science, gender and giraffe conservation.

In 1956, 4 yrs in advance of Jane Goodall ventured into the environment of chimpanzees and seven several years just before Dian Fossey left to operate with mountain gorillas, in point, just before everyone, man or girl experienced made this kind of a excursion, 23-12 months-old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, manufactured an unparalleled solo journey to South Africa to turn out to be the first individual in the planet to examine animal conduct in the wild on that continent.

In “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes,” an older (now 85), wiser Anne Dagg takes us on her to start with expedition again to Africa to retrace where by her path-blazing journey commenced much more than 50 % a century ago. By retracing her unique measures, and with letters and gorgeous, authentic 16mm movie footage, Anne Dagg features an personal window into her existence as a young girl, juxtaposed with a firsthand seem at the devastating reality that giraffes are struggling with now. Each the world’s very first “giraffologist,” whose study results finally grew to become the foundation for several scientists next in her footsteps, and the species she enjoys, have each and every experienced triumphs as effectively as unpleasant struggle scars. “The Girl Who Loves Giraffes” gives us a shifting viewpoint on each.

The film can be streamed in the ease and comfort of your household Dec. 31-Jan.3. Visit billingsfarm.org/filmseries.