Screening | Koko: A Talking Gorilla

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 15 @ 7pm | International House Philadelphia

KOKO: A TALKING GORILLA (1978, dir. Barbet Schroeder, 80 min.)
Teaching Koko human communication is not all sunlight and sweetness in this candid documentary of Koko and her trainer Dr. Francis “Penny” Patterson. Is teaching human sign language to gorillas a breakthrough in communication between humans and apes? Or does it suggest something more troubling about how humans view animals?

Introduction: Shereen Chang, PhD Candidate, Philosophy and Graduate Fellow, Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities.

To register:

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782