Project Nim

(2011)

Genres: Documentary

Review: Project Nim

About Project Nim

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Oscar-winning filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire) peers inside the landmark 1970s experiment for an unflinching look at Nim, the chimp whom scientists raised as human and taught sign language to prove that apes can communicate like humans. Firsthand accounts, previously unseen archival footage and powerful images tell of Nim's life in a human bubble. The result is a fascinating exposé on Nim's true nature -- and a glimpse into our own.

Cast: Herbert Terrace, Stephanie LaFarge, Jenny Lee, Laura-Ann Petitto, Joyce Butler, Bill Tynan

Director: James Marsh

Release Year: 2011

Length: 93 minutes

Rating: PG-13

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