PROJECT NIM (2011 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Project Nim—explores differences and similarities between animals and humans while examining closing the barriers for communication between the two. The documentary delivers more than expected. Great work for all involved.

Storyline

Research project examines the possibility of primates learning to communicate via sign language and the changes that occur when these primates are completely immersed into human culture and environment.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director James Marsh for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers John Battsek, Nick Fraser, Hugo Grumbar, Jamie Laurenson, and Andrew Ruhemann for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Nim Chimpsky), Herself (Stephanie LaFarge), Himself (Herbert Terrace, Himself (Wer LaFarge), Herself (Jenny Lee), Herself (Laura Ann Petitto), Himself (Bill Tynan), Herself (Joyce Butler), Herself (Renne Falitz), and Himself (Bob Ingersoll).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The documentary is insightful.

Ben Meyers

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