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Title Project Nim [videorecording] / 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.
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2012]
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Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director of photography, Michael Simmonds ; editor, Jinx Godfrey ; original music, Dickon Hinchliffe.
Note 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.
System Reqs DVD; NTSC; 16 x 9 widescreen, aspect ratio 1.78:1; 5.1 Dolby Digital EX.
Performer Nim, Herbert Terrace, Stephanie LaFarge, Jenny Lee.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images.
Awards Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Documentary Directing Award; Newport Beach Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement in Documentary.
Summary 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.
Language English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned.
Subject Nim Chimpsky (Chimpanzee)
Chimpanzees -- Behavior.
Human-animal communication.
Animal communication.
Sign language.
Structural linguistics.
Genre Science films.
Nature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Marsh, James, 1963- Director.
Chinn, Simon. Producer.
Terrace, Herbert S., 1936-
LaFarge, Stephanie.
Lee, Jenny, 1971-
Hinchliffe, Dickon, 1967- Composer.
Hess, Elizabeth. Nim Chimpsky.
Red Box Films.
Passion Pictures (Firm)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
Standard # 031398149538
Publisher # 32039 Lionsgate
OCLC number 763475313