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Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

Documentary about Nim Chimpsky, 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.

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Tue 21 Jan 2014 01:50 BBC Four

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    Nim
    This is 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. Watch the trail.

Credits

Director
James Marsh
Writer
James Marsh
Producer
Simon Chinn
Author
Elizabeth Hess

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