A 2011 documentary film by James Marsh (Director of the film Man on Wire) that tells the story of Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee Raised by Humans in the 1970s as part of an experiment to see if Nim could learn to communicate and act like a human child if treated like a human child.
- Bittersweet Ending: The project is concluded to not be successful in teaching Nim true langauge, though Nim does learn 125 different signs.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Nim Chimpsky is a play on the name of famous MIT linguist Noam Chomsky.
- Raised by Humans: the premise of the documentary is do this to a chimpanzee and see if it can develop language like a human.
- Reality Ensues: A Chimpanzee is much bigger and stronger than an average human, and even if raised like a human and with humans, is still a fundamentally different animal. That some of the research assistants got hurt is unsurprising in this light.