Watch the First Six Minutes of 'Project Nim'
Yahoo! has posted up an exclusive clip containing the first six minutes from the film Project Nim. This film is directed by James Marsh, who brought us Man on Wire back in 2008. This is one documentary that I’ve been following closely all year and I can’t wait to watch the whole film.
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, 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.