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Plot, Details & Awards

Project Nim

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/8/2011 , 93min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Documentary Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Documentary Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Documentary Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Documentary Feature Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Directors Guild of America Best Director - Documentary James Marsh Nominated

Hot Docs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hot Docs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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