Project Nim (2011). Director James Marsh. Cinematographer Michael Simmonds.
All the interviews are shot in a studio with layered neutral backdrops. In the wide shots you see the paper rolls hit the floor. The text graphics bring to life the breakthrough described by Laura Ann Petitto, a student while she trained Nim Chimpsky and now a neuroscientist and psychology professor.
“Herb started seeing the signs grow on that little graph, every day, every other day, every three days. Laura taught him another sign. Laura taught him another sign. And I just went hell for leather.”