Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks DVD

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Item #: WB6602
Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks In 1971, graduate student Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would come to define both their lives. What started out as a scientific experiment evolved into an intimate friendship, which for almost half a century has challenged the way we think about animals and changed the ... More
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Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks In 1971, graduate student Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would come to define both their lives. What started out as a scientific experiment evolved into an intimate friendship, which for almost half a century has challenged the way we think about animals and changed the course of many lives.

Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks is a unique window into an incredible relationship. What can we learn from this extraordinary science experiment, and does it tell us more about animals' emotions or our own? Over forty years later, now internationally famous, Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals.

Due to limited US rights, this product is not available for shipping to Canada.

Producer: Bridget Appleby
Executive Producer: Jo Shinner, Sacha Mirzoeff
Production Company: BBC; Public Broadcasting Service
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Jonathan Taylor
Narrator: Demetri Goritsas
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Bluebird
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great story!
Review by Bluebird on 07/17/20 review stating Great story!
I enjoyed this story. It tells how you can communicate with animals. Koko uses sign language the way humans do ( I know sign language). I have pet birds and they all have their own way of signing when they want water, baths, etc. It shows that some of us, like myself, have animals as children, not always humans. Its a great story!
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Opinionfountain
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fun informative
Review by Opinionfountain on 07/17/20 review stating Fun informative
This movie is both fun and informative. It chronicles how a gorilla learned sign language - and the surprising things that she had to say! Highly recommended. Great gift!
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Antem
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Communicating
Review by Antem on 07/17/20 review stating Communicating
Just loved the trust and caring that each gave to the other in this film. Scientists can debate this till the cows come home (or not) but I truly believe that if we listen, animals will tell us amazing truths. Koko is a fascinating documentary.


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