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Project Nim

Directed by James Marsh
United Kingdom, 2011


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 that aimed to prove an ape—if raised and nurtured like a human child—could learn to communicate using sign language.

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Project Nim Directed by James Marsh

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2011 | 2 wins including: World Cinema - Documentary (Directing Award)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2011 | Nominee: Best Documentary

National Board of Review

2011 | Winner: Top Five Documentaries

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