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Project Nim (2011)

Project Nim
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7.4 IMDB rating
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Nim Chimpsky Nim Chimpsky
Stephanie LaFarge Stephanie LaFarge
Herbert Terrace Herbert Terrace
Wer LaFarge Wer LaFarge
Jenny Lee Jenny Lee
Laura-Ann Petitto Laura-Ann Petitto
Bill Tynan Bill Tynan
Joyce Butler Joyce Butler

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Elizabeth Hess Elizabeth Hess
book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human


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Description: This is an amazing film. What would happen if you raised a chimp as a human in an ordinary home and taught it sign language from infancy? Would it learn language? A professor and his hippie girlfriends tried this experiment during the 1970s with a chimp named Nim. Everyone of the dozen of humans who raised and cared for the chimp, bonded and communicated with Nim as if he were human. Nim was raised by a free-love mother who never disciplined him. When he got too strong to handle he was sent off to an animal farm where a long-haired hippy befriended him, and hung out everyday with him for years; he and Nim often smoked joints tog ... (more)
Release date: 12 August 2011
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