Los Angeles Times

'Project Nim' — director James Marsh

The tale of Nim Chimpsky, a baby chimpanzee who in the early 1970s was taken from his mother to be placed with a human surrogate in the hopes that raising the ape as a human and teaching him sign-language would break the communication barrier between species. Instead, the chimp was sent to an animal testing lab and then to a Texas sanctuary, where he died of a heart attack at age 26. Harry Benson / Roadside Attractions
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