Ape Life

Ape Life

3 Episodes

A heartbreaking animated short explores the dreams of a monkey in experimental captivity, then Barbet Schroeder’s documentary examines the ethical and philosophical questions raised by a language-learning primate.

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Ape Life
  • Introduction

    Episode 1

  • Monkey Love Experiments

    Episode 2

    Directed by Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson • 2014 • United Kingdom

    Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.

  • Koko: A Talking Gorilla

    Episode 3

    Directed by Barbet Schroeder • 1978 • France

    In 1977, acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder and cinematographer Nestor Almendros entered the universe of the world’s most famous primate to create the captivating documentary KOKO: A TALKING GORILLA. The film introduces us to Koko soon after she was ...