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  • 17
  • Aug

‘Project Nim': Bob Ingersoll Interview

Project Nim – the must-see documentary of the year by director James Marsh – details the attempts of scientists to teach a chimpanzee (Nim Chimpsky) sign language. Primatologist Bob Ingersoll features in the documentary, and our resident expert on all things animal testing related, Alistair Currie, interviewed Ingersoll on his relationship with Nim, animal testing and his interest in animals.

Here he is in his own words:

Alistair: Did you have a particular interest in … other animals before you started [working with chimps]? What gave you that original interest?

Bob: Read more.

  • 19
  • Jul

Closed: Win Tickets to See ‘Project Nim’ at BFI IMAX London (Waterloo)


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From the same Oscar-winning team behind Man on Wire, Project Nim is a documentary about the unsettling life of tragic chimpanzee hero Nim Chimpsky. The film details his life, from being placed as a baby with a human family by Columbia professor Herbert Terrace to learning sign language and displaying proof of cross-species conversations to being shuffled around between many organisations and animal research laboratories as an adult.

We have three pairs of tickets to Project Nim up for grabs at a special preview screening on … Read more.