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Project Nim [videorecording] / Roadside Attractions, HBO Documentary Films, BBC Films and UK Film Council present a Red Box Films production in association with Passion Pictures ; produced by Simon Chinn ; directed by James Marsh.

Marsh, James, 1963- (Added Author). Chinn, Simon. (Added Author). Terrace, Herbert S., 1936- (Added Author). LaFarge, Stephanie. (Added Author). Lee, Jenny. (Added Author). Hinchliffe, Dickon. (Added Author). Hess, Elizabeth. (Added Author). Red Box Films. (Added Author). Passion Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Lions Gate Home Entertainment. (Added Author).
  • Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate,

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Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released in 2011.
Based on the book: Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human / by Elizabeth Hess.
Release date: Feb. 7, 2012.
Special features: audio commentary ; featurettes ; trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Original music by Dickon Hinchliffe.
Participant or Performer Note: Nim, Herbert Terrace, Stephanie LaFarge, Jenny Lee.
Summary: The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images.
System Details Note: DVD, widescreen, 5.1 Dolby Digital EX.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Nim Chimpsky (Chimpanzee)
Chimpanzees > Behavior.
Human-animal communication.
Animal communication.
Sign language.
Structural linguistics.
Genre: Documentary films.
Science films.
Nature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.