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Koko - A Talking Gorilla

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • French director Barbet Schroeder's documentary focuses on Koko, a gorilla trained by scientists at Stanford University to communicate using American Sign Language. Far from animal-rights propaganda, this film asks penetrating questions about the nature of these experiments. Is Koko simply being brainwashed? Is she actually thinking with language or simply repeating learned behaviors? A thought-provoking and sobering statement on current relations between mankind, his closest relatives, and nature as a whole.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1637

  • Critic Reviews
    "...Koko the gorilla has one of those fabulous faces....Schroeder has assembled this funny, provocative documentary with gratifying intelligence and care."
    New York Times

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