From the Academy Award winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, a 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. What was learned about his true nature -- and indeed our own -- is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling. (Roadside Attractions)
|The Young Bob Ingersoll and Nim - the only two in the film who are fully realized human beings - link to NPR article|
|1974 Lectures - Abnormal - College de France|
|Madness and Civilization - A Genealogy of The Great European Confinement and the First Incarceration of People Considered Abnormal|
|Nim with Cat - he loved cats|
|Roger Fouts taught Washoe ASL and then had to fight for her to save her life after science was finished with her.|
She had someone who loved her from the beginning who pulled it off. Lucky Washoe, unlucky Nim.