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Project Nim

Synopsis

From the Oscar-winning team behind 'Man on Wire' comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the mid-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. http://www.project-nim.com/

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Director
James Marsh
Producer
John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann, Jamie Laurenson, Nick Fraser, Hugo Grumbar
Co-Producer
George Chignell, Maureen A Ryan
Editor
Jinx Godfrey
Screenwriter
Based on the book, Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Elizabeth Hess
Director of Photography
Michael Simmonds
Music
Dickon Hinchliffe

Genre

Production Company

Red Box Films in association with Passion Pictures
33-34 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1JN
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 9933
simon@redboxfilms.co.uk

BBC Films
Room 6023
BBC Television Centre
Wood Lane
London
W12 7RJ
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8576 7265
Fax: +44 (0)20 8576 7268
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Sales
Company

Icon Entertainment International
Charlotte Building
17 Gresse Street
London W1T 1QL
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7927 6900
anthony@icon-entertainment.co.uk