Project Nim (2011)

Project Nim
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords animal, experiment, science
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Herbert Terrace Actor Himself 1 1000001
Stephanie La-Farge Actor Herself 1 1000002
Jenny Lee Actor Herself 1 1000003
Laura-Ann Petitto Actor Herself 1 1000004
Joyce Butler Actor Herself 1 1000005
Bill Tynan Actor Himself 1 1000006
Renee Falitz Actor Herself 1 1000007
Bob Ingersoll Actor Himself 1 1000008
James Mahoney Actor Himself 1 1000009
James Marsh Director n/a 2 2000001
Simon Chinn Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Battsek Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Hugo Grumbar Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Nick Fraser Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
George Chignell Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Maureen Ryan Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Elizabeth Hess Source Material (from book "Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human") 120786 4000001
Rosemary Lombard Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Jamund Washington Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Michael Simmonds Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jinx Godfrey Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dickon Hinchliffe Music n/a 120781 8000001
Markus Kirschner Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Synopsis
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, 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.