Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Directed by Dervis Zaim, Elephants and Grass revolves around six different stories that eventually merge into a common theme. There's Hawa, who hopes running the Eurasia Marathon will win her the money she needs to help her crippled brother; a local Mafioso who kills a hotel owner; the hotel owner's son; and various corrupt politicians, state officials, and cocaine smugglers. A series of circumstances -- some unlikely, some not -- weave their various hopes, dreams, and goals into one. The film won the awards for Best Director, Actor, and Editor at the Antalya Film Festival.