Project Nim

Project Nim (2011)

The world will be a different place once you've seen it through his eyes.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2011-07-08
  • User Rating: 6.846/10 from 114 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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From the 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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    Camera Michael Simmonds Director of Photography
    Sound Dickon Hinchliffe Original Music Composer
    Directing James Marsh Director
    Editing Jinx Godfrey Editor
    Production Simon Chinn Producer
    Art Markus Kirschner Production Design
    Writing Elizabeth Hess Novel