A sponsored project of Film Independent, “speaking.” is a 20-minute absurdist comedy film satirizing the male-centric, self-absorbed epic cinema of the past.Our story begins tens of thousands of years ago, in a time before civilization, society, and even spoken language. Those grand old days when poop was acceptable to carry by hand, and a good rock would go a long way. Giant beasts roam the land. Wild storms rain down destruction.It is a time of momentous change…We meet a beleaguered tribe of cavepeople on the heels of disaster. Bloodied and beaten. They are the last of their kind. They are a simple, deeply stupid people. They cannot speak. They struggle through the elements in search of shelter. Of food. Of fire. Of anything to keep them going just a little while longer.A BRUTE MALE is their de facto leader. An oafish half-wit, as violent as he is proud. In his entourage are: a deeply spiritual ELDER WOMAN; a BOY with a badly injured leg; and our hero — HER.Shunned by her tribe for her strange demeanor, SHE desires nothing more than the approval of her peers — especially the fiery Brute Male. But a new awareness is building inside HER, and the others may not be ready for it...Hunger. Fire. Beasts. And Poop.SHE will overcome all of these, because SHE will learn to SPEAK.