This documentary takes into account a chimpanzee and the story of its adaptation with a human family. Nim, the chimpanzee, made headlines during the 1970s by easily mingling with a West Side-based family.
It was an experiment to find out if the wild animal could learn to communicate like human beings, and quite interestingly, it saw the light of the day. Project Nim brings alive the impeccable experiment through brain-storming interviews of the people associated with it. It also features some of the never-before-seen video footages of the Nim’s stay with the family. Being a documentary, the film tries to deal with the fallout of the experiment on the wild animal. The inspiring project was indeed a landmark in the history of behavioral science, and certainly proved the fact that if a chimpanzee is raised in a human family, it could inherit some of the basic instincts of the thinking breed. The documentary makes an effort to establish a link between human evolution and such wild animals. Project Nim brings out all the interesting facts about the adored chimpanzee and traces its journey in the human world, far from its mother and family. The film is almost a biography of a chimpanzee, and that is the reason why it is unique in its own way.
The interaction with the individuals who were involved in the experiment elaborates what is shown in the video footage, which actually abridges the lengthy transition of Nim’s life. Get Project Nim to witness the most extraordinary experiment ever done on an animal.