At times hilarious but ultimately heartbreaking, project nim is a great chronicle of the 1970s and all the nutty ideas that implies academia in particular comes in for a hard reckoning. View project nim by james marsh photos, movie images, film stills and cast and crew photos on fandango. The movie's more sad than anything, but it does come across as a good thing that nim's story is finally being told and that steps are being taken to ensure the welfare of animals who've been adopted into the human world. Project nim tells the story of a chimpanzee raised like a human child in the 1970s catherine shoard talks to the film's producer, simon chinn, and bob ingersoll, a former graduate student partly.
Project nim, a new documentary by james marsh, is a probing, unsettling study of primate behavior, focusing on the complex dynamics of power, sex and group bonding in a species whose startling capacity for selfishness and aggression is offset by occasional displays of intelligence and compassion. But in the disturbing documentary project nim, released last july, this statement takes on striking moral significance project nim is the story of nim chimpsky, the chimpanzee taken from his mother at only a few weeks old to be raised by humans and taught sign language. Nim chimpsky, the chimpanzee at the heart of project nim's language experiment photograph: harry benson whether he's zooming past in a pushchair, perched on a lavatory seat or getting a little. Project nim was an attempt to go further than project washoe terrace and his colleagues aimed to use more thorough experimental techniques, and the intellectual discipline of the experimental analysis of behavior, so that the linguistic abilities of the apes could be put on a more secure footing.
From the oscar-winning team behind man on wire comes the story of nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s 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 childfollowing nim's extraordinary journey. Highly critical of both the project and the afterlife of the maltreated nim, marsh's film is filled with exclamations like the one quoted above, asserting the difference between man and chimp and the folly of projecting human desire onto wild animals. Project nim is the compelling and tragic story of nim chimpsky, a chimpanzee who was the subject of a 1970's experiment that aimed to teach a chimp sign language in order to communicate with him and discover his. Project nim , in theaters friday, chronicles a bizarre 1970s project that sought to teach chimpanzees language marlow stern spoke with the oscar-winning filmmaker james marsh about the ape who. The documentary project nim follows the progress of that experiment in reenactments and still photographs, but mostly through eyewitness testimony from the researchers who spent time working with nim during the project.
Project nim operated in the murky field of language, and was conducted by an individual who, according to his assistants, was largely absent from his subject's life [terrace] bases his conclusions on data, not on observation, says marsh. This is one of many illuminating insights to be gleaned from project nim, a bizarre, captivating and somewhat sad new documentary nim was a chimpanzee who became the subject of an ambitious - and. Fancy watching 'project nim' on your tv, phone, or tablet finding a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the james marsh-directed movie via subscription can be a huge pain, so we. Project nim is a 2011 british documentary filmit focuses on project nim, a research project that was mounted in the 1970s to determine whether a primate raised in close contact with humans could develop a limited language based on american sign language.
Interviews with nim's trainers as well as other key researchers are combined with archival footage to offer incredible insight into the experiment that would forever alter our perceptions regarding the differences between man and beast. Project nim summary of box office results, charts and release information and related links. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for project nim - steve sidwell on allmusic - 2011.
From the oscar®-winning team behind man on wire comes 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. Project nim photos view all photos (7) project nim quotes lab tech: the only reason he let go was because he got shocked with the cattle prod. After watching project nim, a distressing portrait of a misguided 1970s language experiment, you'll be glad you're not a chimp in a cage there are sympathetic members of the species in this.
Much like marsh's previous documentary, the excellent man on wire, project nim borrows a page or nine from the errol morris handbook, crafting its extraordinary story out of an operatic mix of crisply framed interviews, archival footage, and well-staged recreations. James marsh, director of 'man on wire', is the cecil b demille of the uk documentary fraternity: his showmanship knows no bounds, to the point where the flamboy. Project nim directed by james marsh starring bob angelini, bern cohen and reagan leonard released in the uk on 12 august project nim begins with an act of cruelty: the removal of a baby chimp from its mother. Project nim: can a chimp learn language and if so, does that mean they are closely related published: 18 december 2011 (gmt+10) imdbcom by lita cosner the story of project nim, recently popularized by a documentary of the same name, begins with a chimp whose mother is tranquilized so that scientists can take the screaming newborn to a new, human, surrogate mother.