Nothing to Say



An animated turtle challenges the zookeeper by not speaking on command exposing themes of exile
Nothing to Say in an allegory in which a recent arrival at the zoo, a turtle, challenges the zookeeper and other animals by not speaking on command to receive his food. By revealing his story to the others, the turtle exposes themes of exile and being a refugee in a land that provides for the body at the cost of the soul. Various animation styles used in the film help to uncover the emotional quality of the turtle’s experience.

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Directed by Aubry Mintz

Written by Aubry Mintz
Ellen Besen

Production Company EIE Productions L.L.C.

Produced by Aubry Mintz
Mark Jones
Billie Mintz

Cast Danny Aiello