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Project Nim, NEW VIEWS: Documentaries & Dialogue

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 that 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.

Guest: Bob Ingersoll, vice president of Mindy’s Memory monkey sanctuary

NEW VIEWS is generously sponsored by Toby Lewis, Judi and Alan Altman, Mel and Paulette Blumenthal, and Pete and Sam Louras.

Fee: $17 Tickets on sale June 28 at

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Mon Aug 1, 2011
7:30pm - 10:00pm GMT+0000
Aspen, CO, United States