Project Nim

Project Nim Release Date: July 8, 2011

The story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a – bat-sh*t crazy – family in a brownstone on the upper West Side of NYC in the 1970s.

From the Academy Award winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim’s extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature – and indeed our own – is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.

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Starring: Nim ChimpskyBill TynanLaura-Ann PetittoJenny LeeWer LaFargeBob IngersollHerbert TerraceRenne FalitzStephanie LaFargeJoyce Butler
Genres: Documentary
Directed By: James Marsh
Runtime: 93 minutes
Studio: RAtt.
Total Box Office: 411.2 TH
MPAA Rating PG-13

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