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Dallas Iff: Project Nim Review

4 April 2011 8:41 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

As with Man on Wire, his previous documentary, director James Marsh brings recent history to vivid life in Project Nim, which unfolds as the saga of a lone chimp against implacable human foes.Naturally, the humans didn't mean for anything bad to happen to Nim Chimpsky, as the chimpanzee came to be called, when they snatched him from the arms of his mother two weeks after he was born. T'was curiosity that threatened to kill the beast.The film, inspired by the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Susan Hess, begins with Dr. Herbert Terrace, a professor of behavioral psychology at Columbia University in New York, who wanted to see if a chimpanzee could be taught to use sign language to communicate his »

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