In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. She was simply following her passion, having no idea she was making history. But despite her trailblazing research she encountered gender prejudice from the academic establishment and went unrecognized. Decades later Anne, now a lively 85, is finally becoming known for her work. Documentarian Allison Reid retraces Anne’s steps, with letters and stunning, original 16mm nature footage that offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a firsthand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes gives us a moving perspective on both.