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Project Nim: about a chimp who learned to speak

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By Peter from Hey Champ in New Film on Saturday 23 July 2011

I went to see the documentary Project Nim other day at The Music Box in Chicago. It’s the kind of place that is also playing the director’s cut of The Man Who Fell To Earth on a giant screen. Most movies about talking animals are the dumbest of the dumb. This documentary, about a chimp that was taught to communicate in ASL, is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen.

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