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Entertainment Focus - Review: Project Nim

In 1973 a baby chimpanzee named Nim Chimpsky became the subject of an extended study of animal language acquisition. Funded by Columbia University and headed by Dr Herbert Terrace, Project Nim posed the question “What if a chimp was brought up by humans from birth? Could they learn, understand and use sign language to communicate with us?” This documentary charts the complete story of Nim and the findings of this radical experiment.

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