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Release Date: July 8th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2012

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.

Director: James Marsh

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Red Box Films

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)