KOKO, A Talking Gorilla
Barbet Schrœder (France, 1978, 80 min).
within the framework of Jeux de langage curated by Erik Bullot
Koko is a 7 years-old gorilla. Koko was entrusted by the zoo of San Francisco to Penny Patterson, a student in psychology. She has been teaching him the American sign language since her youngest age. Koko knows 350 words. One of the oldest dreams of the humanity becomes true: an animal speaks with a human…