Teaching sign language to the chimpanzee

United States, 1973

Film
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Under the auspices of the University, Drs Allen and Beatrice Gardner conducted a study concerned with human communication with animals. Sign language was the method selected and a female chimpanzee was chosen as the research subject. This film follows the chimpanzee’s progress from infancy to nearly five years of age.

Credits

production company

Pennsylvania State University

Duration

00:47:28:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010651

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal communication

Animals & Wildlife → Animals and civilization

Animals & Wildlife → Chimpanzees

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social sciences - Research

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Sign language - Study and teaching

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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