The story of Nim, the chimpanzee, 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, the film 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.
PG-13for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images
Cast:Renee Falitz; Jenny Lee; Herbert Terrace; Stephanie LaFarge; Bob Ingersoll; Bill Tynan; Bern Cohen; Laura-Ann Petitto; Bob Angelini; Joyce Butler
Directed by:James Marsh
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