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Author: James MarshSimon ChinnHerbert S TerraceStephanie LaFargeJenny LeeAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.
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Genre/Form: Science films
Nature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Elizabeth Hess; Elizabeth Hess
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Marsh; Simon Chinn; Herbert S Terrace; Stephanie LaFarge; Jenny Lee; Dickon Hinchliffe; Elizabeth Hess; Roadside Attractions (Firm); HBO Documentary Films.; BBC Films.; UK Film Council.; Red Box Films.; Passion Pictures (Firm); Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 763475313
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles. Closed captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Based on the book: Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human / by Elizabeth Hess.
DVD release date: Feb. 7, 2012.
Special features include: audio commentary with director; featurettes; trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Simmonds ; editor, Jinx Godfrey ; original music, Dickon Hinchliffe.
Performer(s): Nim, Herbert Terrace, Stephanie LaFarge, Jenny Lee.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Documentary Directing Award; Newport Beach Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement in Documentary.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; 16 x 9 widescreen, aspect ratio 1.78:1; 5.1 Dolby Digital EX.
Responsibility: Roadside Attractions ; HBO Documentary Films, BBC Films and UK Film Council presents a Red Box Films production in association with Passion Pictures ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn.

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The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.

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