Project Nim
Screened in December 2011
Director: James Marsh. Documentary about ill-fated experiment in teaching sign language to a chimpanzee raised in all-human environments. Interview subjects include Hebert Terrace, Stephanie LaFarge, Jenny Lee, Laura-Ann Petitto, Renée Falitz, Bill Tynan, Bob Ingersoll, James Mahoney.
Twitter Capsule: Tests our patience with cruel, imbecilic "scientists," and style rings a bit hollow. But story moves, details provoke.

Photo © 2011 Red Box Films/BBC Films
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Sundance Film Festival: Best Director (Documentary)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature

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