Koko: A Talking Gorilla
|Koko: A Talking Gorilla|
DVD cover art
|Directed by||Barbet Schroeder|
|Produced by||Margaret Ménégoz|
|Edited by||Denise De Casabianca|
|Distributed by||Les Films du Losange|
The Criterion Collection
Koko: A Talking Gorilla (French: Koko, le gorille qui parle) is a 1978 documentary directed by Barbet Schroeder that focuses on Francine 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.
The film introduces us to Koko soon after she was brought from the San Francisco Zoo to Stanford University by Francine Patterson for a controversial experiment, she would be taught American Sign Language.
- "Festival de Cannes: Koko: A Talking Gorilla". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Koko: A Talking Gorilla on IMDb
- Barbet and Koko: An Equivocal Love Affair an essay by Gary Indiana at the Criterion Collection
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