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Project Nim
Project Nim
Monkey Business
  • 12A
  • James
  • Marsh
  • VO
  • GB
  • 1
  • Cert: 12A James Marsh • UK 2011 • 1h39m • Digital projection Contains animal testing, strong language and drug use Documentary From producer Simon Chinn and director James Marsh (the team behind the thrilling Man on Wire) comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark experiment in the 1970s. A Columbia University team aimed to prove 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 into a human. What we learn about his true nature – and, indeed, our own – is comic, revealing, and profoundly unsettling.
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  • Cert: 12A – Contains animal testing, strong language and drug use
    James Marsh / UK 2011 / 1h39m / Digital
    Documentary
    From the team behind the thrilling 'Man on Wire' comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark experiment in the 1970s. A Columbia University team aimed to prove 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 into a human.