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October 7, 2012
7:30 pm

Director: James Marsh
Starring: Bob Angelini, Nim Chimpsky, Bern Cohen, Renne Falitz, Bob Ingersoll
Genre: Doco
Duration: 93 mins
Rated: PG-13

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.

Screening Date: October 7, 2012

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One response to “Project Nim (2011, USA)”

  1. emcebe says:

    A sad indictment of the human species – self centred and self absorbed and totally devoid of the key ingredients of humanity – absolutely disgusted with the behaviour of “humans” in the so called name of science –
    RIP Nim and all his fellow experiment “projects” – with our apologies to your species and all animals who are tortured in this way and abandoned when considered no longer “useful”

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