Project Nim DVD

James Marsh, 2011

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Film Details

Directed by James Marsh

Produced in 2011

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Cast

Bern Cohen, Bob Angelini, Reagon Leonard

Genres

Contemporary British FilmBiographical DocumentariesOther DocumentariesContemporary British Film

Film Description

An engaging but unsettling documentary that traces the life of a chimpanzee - named 'Nim Chimpsky' - taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970 as part of a scientific project attempting to challenge Noam Chomsky's thesis that language is inherent only in humans. Following Nim's life as he interacts with his human hosts, the film charts the controversy surrounding the case, and the impact Nim had on those who worked with him.

DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: Icon

Length: 99 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 widescreen

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 9th January 2012

Cat No: ICON10235

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