a documentary feature comedy

Eating An Elephant
To perform in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in Geneva, a group of first-time actors with the Down syndrome must push their limits beyond their fears and limitations to work as a team to convey their fervent desire for equality.
a documentary feature comedy

Eating An Elephant
To perform in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in Geneva, a group of first-time actors with the Down syndrome must push their limits beyond their fears and limitations to work as a team to convey their fervent desire for equality.
a documentary feature comedy

Eating An Elephant
To perform in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in Geneva, a group of first-time actors with the Down syndrome must push their limits beyond their fears and limitations to work as a team to convey their fervent desire for equality.
a documentary feature comedy

Eating An Elephant
To perform in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in Geneva, a group of first-time actors with the Down syndrome must push their limits beyond their fears and limitations to work as a team to convey their fervent desire for equality.
a documentary feature comedy

Eating An Elephant
To perform in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in Geneva, a group of first-time actors with the Down syndrome must push their limits beyond their fears and limitations to work as a team to convey their fervent desire for equality.
a documentary feature comedy

Eating An Elephant
To perform in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in Geneva, a group of first-time actors with the Down syndrome must push their limits beyond their fears and limitations to work as a team to convey their fervent desire for equality.
a documentary feature comedy

Eating An Elephant
To perform in the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in Geneva, a group of first-time actors with the Down syndrome must push their limits beyond their fears and limitations to work as a team to convey their fervent desire for equality.
Story
«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.
“Eating An Elephant” film is a part of an inclusive project “InterAction”, which includes various media forms, such as social videos and theatre performances with participation of people with Down syndrome.

The aim of the project is to break stereotypes about people with health peculiarities and form a positive attitude towards them. “InterAction” is trying to create a unique, positive, bright and emotional art product which can gain popularity among vast audience and be commercially effective.

Our mission is to create professional art projects that make society more open to people with health peculiarities.

Our goals:
- to share our knowledge about abilities of people with Down syndrome
- to break stereotypes about people with Down syndrome and their potential
- to provide additional opportunities for people with Down syndrome to have a social life, education and employment
- to draw more attention to inclusive and volunteer projects

We help to build a connection between society and people with health peculiarities through art.
Characters
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Olesya Ovchinnikova, executive producer, «Sapfir» LLC
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