Project Nim

Man's Inhumanity to Chimp...Fascinating Study of Humans

May 3rd, 2011 by Wayward Muse
Project Nim
SIFF Synopis

"The emotionally wrenching story of Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee raised and nurtured as a human child in a 1970s experiment that started off as scientific curiosity but ended as profound human drama. James Marsh's follow up to his Oscar-winning Man On a Wire."

Why I Love This Flick

A sad but fascinating tale that reveals far more about the various vanities, prejudices, follies, fantasies, blind-spots, and sheer idiocies of human-kind than anything about chimps. Much like last year's "Secrets of the Tribe" this film is quite an indictment of the objectivity of "scientific study" least wherever humans have any role to play in it.

Why You May Hate This Flick

This is a very sad story with many awful twists and few moments of redemption. While it gives all kinds of ammunition to animal-rights folks, it's a bit of a hard view for animal-lovers.

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