Project Nim movie poster
Runtime: 95 Mins
Classsification: M
Mature themes and coarse language
In cinemas:
29 September 2011
Home Entertainment:
14 March 2012

Project Nim

Bern Cohen, Bob Angelini, Bob Ingersoll, Renne Falitz

Movie propaganda

From the Oscar-winning team behind MAN ON WIRE comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the mid-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. Based on the book 'Nim Chimpsky – The chimp who would be human' by Elisabeth Hess.


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Persons of interest

  • Bob Angelini .... Lab Tech
  • Bern Cohen .... Dr. William Lemmon
  • Renne Falitz .... Renne Falitz
  • Bob Ingersoll .... Bob Ingersoll
  • James Marsh .... Director
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    • documentary

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