Project Nim

By mattdentler | Matt Dentler's Blog July 6, 2011 at 3:29AM

Project Nim
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James Marsh's first documentary after the Oscar-winning Man On Wire, is the provocative and disturbing Project Nim. The often amusing, but ultimately unsettling portrait of a chimp raised by humans, this is the sort of nostalgia study that should resonate with the older arthouse audience. Project Nim is essentially another cautionary tale about the hubris of man: an unjustified assumption that we know how to nurture better than nature. The story of Nim can relate to other historical examples of egocentric tampering, from science to war. Project Nim opens in theaters this month, and here's the trailer: