Media Room

Project Nim

Screenings

Thu, May 5 10:45 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available

Fri, May 6 12:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available


93 minutes | USA UK  | English  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: 14A


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 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, Project Nim 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. Using extraordinary archival footage, director James Marsh constructs a seamless narrative that twists and turns, and ultimately accrues the thematic and emotional arc of an epic.


Media Coverage

Director(s)
James Marsh

Producer(s)
Simon Chinn
John Battsek
Maureen A. Ryan

Executive Producer(s)
John Battsek

Writer(s)
Elizabeth Hess

Cinematographer(s)
Michael Simmonds

Editor(s)
Jinx Godfrey

Composer(s)
Dickon Hinchliffe

Sound
Steven Robinson
Peter Miller