Documentary Series: "Project Nim"
Friday, November 16, 2012
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Project Nim tells the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.
Room: Annex 417B
Dr. Dianne Kraft