Project Nim Movie

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Who's Involved:

Simon Chinn, James Marsh

Release Date:

Friday, July 8 , 2011

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 33 m

Project Nim Plot: What's the story?

The life of a chimpanzee who was raised like a human child as part of a pioneering 1970s experiment. The film combines interviews with participants in the experiment and archival footage to depict the chimpanzee's experience.

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Project Nim?

A look at the Project Nim behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Marsh last directed King of Thieves and The Mercy.


James Marsh



Simon Chinn

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Production Timeline: When did the Project Nim come together?

On or about January 28, 2011 • The film was in Completed status.

Project Nim Release Date: When was it released?

Project Nim was released in 2011 on Friday, July 8, 2011 in 4 theaters. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses and The Ward.
United States
July 8, 2011 Limited
July 8, 2011

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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