LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ ICON Film)
"Beautiful, suspenseful, funny, moving and enthralling"
THE NEW YORK POST
"Every bit as engrossing...as his previous hit documentary, the Oscar-winner Man On Wire.
Marsh trades in the high-flying tension of daredevil stunts for the high-stakes emotional terrain of animal rights and scientific hubris."
From the Oscar and BAFTA winning filmmakers behind MAN ON WIRE, James Marsh and Simon Chinn, comes the story of Nim the chimpanzee. In the 1970s Nim 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.
Directed by James Marsh
Produced by Simon Chinn
PROJECT NIM will open in cinemas across the UK Friday 12th August 2011.
Certificate TBC running time 93 minutes.