The poster for Roadside Attraction’s “Project Nim” has been released. This film tells the true story of a chimpanzee named Nim who was raised as a human as an experiment dealing with speech. The film sounds highly interesting, especially since it’s based on a real story. Anyone who’s a fan of “Planet of the Apes” might want to check this real-life “the fallacy of human through the eyes of apes” film. Here’s the official synopsis:

From the Oscar-winning team behind MAN ON WIRE comes 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. 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. What we learn about his true nature – and indeed our own – is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.

The poster for the film is below. What do you think about this film? Is it something you’d want to see? Do you think there will ever come a point in time when another animal acquires human-level or above human-level intelligence? Sound off below.

Project Nim
Project Nim

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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