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In 1977, acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder and cinematographer Nestor Almendros entered the universe of the worlds most famous primate, to create the captivating documentary Koko: A Talking Gorilla. The film introduces us to the remarkable Koko at the age of three, recently brought from the San Francisco Zoo to Stanford University by Dr. Penny Patterson for a controversial experimentshe 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 the amazing "individual" caught in the middle.
This video completely altered my view of animals. They no longer appeared to me as entities to be caged up and disrespected as inferior. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Shani A Marsielle
This is an excellent video of a wonderful gorilla. All ages would enjoy it.Published on March 20, 2010 by David K.