RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70878995 LA In English; optional French narration with optional English subtitles. T1 Koko a talking gorilla A1 Schroeder, Barbet., Menegoz, Margaret., Graham, Michael., Patterson, Francine., Pribram, Carl., Kitchener, Saul., Fouts, Roger., Almendros, Nestor., Burgess, Ned., Casabianca, Denise de., Auvray, Dominique., Csicsery, George Paul., Janus Films., Films du losange (Firm), Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France), Criterion Collection (Firm), PB Criterion Collection PP [Irvington, NY] YR 2006 SN 1559409851 9781559409858 AB Koko, a Talking Gorilla is a documentary from 1978 that observes a zoo-born female gorilla in the fifth year of an experiment in human-simian communications. Dr. Penny Patterson has taught Koko hundreds of sign-language words in American Sign Language. Observing Koko's daily routine, her responses, her rejection of a new yellow sweater for her worn older red one, and her initiation of new subjects in conversation prompts more questions than it answers. What separates man from animal? The ability to construct a society, to speak, or to understand complex thought? No matter the conclusions, the film remains a compelling document of a fascinating experiment.