Koko, le gorille qui parle (Koko, a Talking Gorilla) (1978)
Critic Reviews for Koko, le gorille qui parle (Koko, a Talking Gorilla)
Mr. Schroeder has assembled this funny, provocative documentary with gratifying intelligence and care.
It confronts the viewer with several questions that cannot be easily answered, providing considerable food for thought.
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Sprinkled comments provide enough intellectual provocation to begin debate, but the main course is Koko's wide-ranging behavior.
Audience Reviews for Koko, le gorille qui parle (Koko, a Talking Gorilla)
I remember the book Koko's Kitten. Who knew a really good documentary about Koko existed? It is fascinating to watch the gorilla get down with sign language.
For a documentary, this is fairly standard, but the subject is more fascinating than any documentary I've ever seen. It's impossible to imagine anyone watching this and not coming away with the conclusion that that teaching a gorilla is not a gimmick. This animal not only communicates with her trainer, but also other trainers and even other gorillas. By doing things like combining signs so she can better express herself, she should prove beyond a doubt that she is an intelligent being. Again, it might not be a particularly well constructed documentary, but the subject is so engaging, it's tough to avoid.
This is a truly fascinating and incredible study. Koko is a truly amazing creature. I strongly recommend "A Conversation with Koko" as well if you get the chance.
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