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Nim Chimpsky and Project Nim

Remember that famous chimp from the 1970s, Nim Chimpsky?

Jim Marsh, the documentary maker (and Oscar winner) who did 2008’s Man on Wire is screening his film about Nim Chimpsky at the Sundance Film Festival this month.

Jim Marsh’s film is titled Project Nim.

According to this interview from IndieWire, the film tells the story of the chimp who was raised from birth to be like a human. Nim didn’t meet another chimp until he was five years old. Marsh also promises dramatic and surprising turns in the narrative.

Today it was reported that HBO has already snapped up the movie.

In addition to Nim Chimpsky, Who2 offers biographies of several apes and ape-related characters. See them all in our Who2 loop, GREAT APES!.

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