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Project Nim

Synopsis
The remarkable story of Nim, a chimpanzee who managed the unique feat of learning sign language after being raised like a typical human child. Interviews with Nim’s trainers as well as other key researchers combine with archival footage to offer incredible insight into the experiment that would forever alter our perceptions regarding the differences between man and beast. By attempting to turn Nim human, scientists learned more about the true nature of humanity than they ever thought possible.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Biology; Psychology
Keywords
animal behaviour; behavioural psychology; chimpanzees; research methods

Credits

Director
James Marsh

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
99 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Icon Home Entertainment

Web
http://www.iconmovies.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8492 6338
Address
Solar House
915 High Street
London
N12 8QJ
 

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