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Beat the Drum

Directed by David Hickson
United States, South Africa, 2003


When a mysterious illness wipes out his entire village, claiming the lives of both his parents, 9-year-old Musa is forced to set off on his own, eventually joining the ranks of the scores of orphans who live on the streets of Johannesburg.

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Beat the Drum Directed by David Hickson

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  • mpho3's rating of the film Beat the Drum

    Well made film about an important subject, but also has the feel of a serious Disney film. That's not meant as a slight moreso than that it does have a sentimental streak that some will find off-putting. Junior Singo's performance is what really makes it work though. Owen Sejake does nice work here too. Lovely cinema, harrowing reality.

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