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Project Nim


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Release Date: July 8, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Director: James Marsh
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Nim, Professor Herbert Terrace, Laura-Ann Petitto, Stephanie LaFarge, Joyce Butler, Bob Ingersoll, Dr. James Mahoney, Bill Tynan
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images)
Official Website: Project-Nim.com
Review: 8/10 rating
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: DVD
Movie Poster: View here
Production Stills: View here

Plot Summary: From the Oscar-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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First 6 Minutes & 3 Clips (7.8.11):
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