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. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans around him fail to protect him, PROJECT NIM uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.
Won: Directing Award, 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Nominated: Best Documentary, British Independent Film Awards; Best Documentary Film, 2012 BAFTA Film Awards
MarshÃ¢??s documentaries are inspired fusions of content and style, and here, the artistry intensifies the pain. -- David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE