Product DetailsIn 1977, acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder and cinematographer Nestor Almendros entered the universe of the world’s most famous primate to create the captivating documentary Koko: A Talking Gorilla. The film introduces us to Koko soon after she was brought from the San Francisco Zoo to Stanford University by Dr. Penny Patterson for a controversial experiment—she would be taught the basics of human communication through American Sign Language. An entertaining, troubling, and still relevant documentary, Koko: A Talking Gorilla sheds light on the ongoing ethical and philosophical debates over the individual rights of animals and brings us face-to-face with an amazing gorilla caught in the middle.
Store CommentsSpecial Features New, restored digital transfer supervised and approved by director Barbet Schroeder New video interview with Schroeder Alternate French-language audio track with optional English subtitles Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing PLUS: A new essay by author Gary Indiana and an homage to Koko from Marguerite Duras
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