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Andy Serkis; Steve James on The Interrupters; Project Nim

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 August 2011

Actor Andy Serkis talks about his role in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The film has already topped the US box office and it's not the first time Serkis has played a primate: he took the title role in Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong.

Project Nim is the new documentary from James Marsh, director of the Oscar-winning Man on Wire. The film is the story 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. Zoologist Charlotte Uhlenbroek reviews.

A new documentary The Interrupters focuses on a group of people in the poor suburbs of Chicago, many of whom have served time for serious crimes including murder. They have used their experience for the good to prevent acts of violence and aggression in the community. The film's director Steve James, who also made the documentary Hoop Dreams, discusses the background to the film and the success these individuals are having in an attempt to stem Chicago's spiralling murder statistics

Producer Stephen Hughes.

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