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Project Nim

Release Date: July 8th, 2011

PG-13|1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
In the 1970s, professor Herb Terrace and his team raise a baby chimp as a human child, as part of an experiment intended to break the language barrier between animals and people.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

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  • For the most part, though, the real people - the movers and shakers of Nim's world - are there to speak for themselves in the present as well as the past, and the main ones are, with a conspicuous exception, a sorry, self-serving lot. show more

  • Nim is as unforgettable as the treatment of him is unspeakable. show more

  • While this is fascinating material, it's the flawed human behavior it exposes that makes the story so compelling. And yet what elevates Marsh's film is the even-handedness of his perspective. show more

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