Media Room

Project Nim


Thu, May 5 10:45 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Fri, May 6 12:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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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.

Subjects :

Media Coverage

James Marsh

Simon Chinn
John Battsek
Maureen A. Ryan

Executive Producer(s)
John Battsek

Elizabeth Hess

Michael Simmonds

Jinx Godfrey

Dickon Hinchliffe

Steven Robinson
Peter Miller