«Eating An Elephant» is a documentary telling a story of amazing characters – actors of an inclusive theatre “InterAction”.
Meet Masha. Her dream is to become an actress. She is kind, funny and artistic, but very shy. She is afraid of the stage, afraid of public performance, afraid to make mistakes - Masha has a lot of fears. She also has Down syndrome. But the dream often pushes people to amazing deeds. Someday Masha comes to an inclusive theater, led by the ballet dancer Rita Rebetskaya. Rita puts on a fabulous dance performance, where every actor with Down syndrome has a suitable role. Masha gets the part of small but brave Mouse and meets her new friends – theater actors.
They dream of having an international tour with a bright and beautiful show.
But the path to their dream is not the easy one. Each of the actors is very different, each has his own specific character. They fall in love, fight and compete. Pursuing their dreams, these first-time actors learn not only how to act, dance and sing, but more importantly, they discover how to collaborate, to face challenges, to support each other and to persevere in the face of failure.
They become best friends to their premiere date - a full scale musical in front of a big crowd in a vast hall. It becomes the ultimate challenge for each of them. Watching them step onto that stage is an emotional miracle for them and for the audience as well.