Koko: A Talking Gorilla

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Koko: A Talking Gorilla
DVD cover art
Directed by Barbet Schroeder
Produced by Dale Djerassi
Barbet Schroeder
Starring Koko
Francine Patterson
Cinematography Néstor Almendros
Edited by Denise De Casabianca
Dominique Auvray
Distributed by The Criterion Collection
Release date(s) 1978
Running time 80 minutes
Country France
Language English

Koko: A Talking Gorilla (French: Koko, le gorille qui parle) is a 1978 documentary directed by Barbet Schroeder that focuses on Dr. Francine 'Penny' Patterson and her work with Koko, the gorilla Patterson claims to have taught to communicate with humans using symbols taken from American Sign Language. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Koko: A Talking Gorilla". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 

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