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Project Nim (2011) - Movie Details

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Documentary
93 min.
Release Date
August 5, 2011 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
February 7, 2012 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
93 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images

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... Full synopsis »

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Chimpanzees are very similar to humans. They have emotions, they're intelligent and they can even communicate on a limited basis. They are not, however, humans. Project Nim is a disturbing documentary that looks at the life of one chimp - named Nim - who was raised from birth as a child in a human home. Full movie review »

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