Project Nim (2011)
Friday 23rd December 2011
This January, Icon Home Entertainment presents the gripping, heart-wrenching and powerful Project Nim, released on DVD on 9th January 2012.
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 1970's Nim became the focus of a controversial and groundbreaking experiment, which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child.
Catch a unique look at one of the most shocking and most interesting social experiments to date with a selection of DVD extras, including an audio commentary from James Marsh plus the Making of Project Nim and Bob's Journey featurettes and a stunning photo gallery.
The film follows Nim's fascinating existence in a human society and the enduring impact he made on people along the way. Project Nim is an unflinching and powerfully devastating biography of an animal we tried to make human; a journey of power, attraction and group bonding in a species whose startling capacity for selfishness and aggression is offset by human displays of affection and intelligence.
What we learn from Nim is his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.
- Audio commentary from James Marsh
- The Making of Project Nim
- Bob's Journey featurette
- Photo Gallery