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Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, in search of work and his uncle. The journey confronts him with the stark realities of urban life, but his indomitable spirit never wavers; he returns with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp. Written by
Powerful and touching are two descriptors that come to mind. I felt drawn in from the opening scene in a small village in KwaZulu-Natal, and the movie just kept delivering from start to end. I don't want to spoil any of it for anyone so I won't go into any plot detail. Just watch this one. I'm so glad I did. The cinematography (I love the colors of Africa), the acting, the dialogue, and the story line are all superb. The movie deals with a subject of global importance and does it with finesse - I was expecting something preachy because of the subject matter but at no time did I feel that was the case. Absolutely riveting. I'm glad I have Showtime On Demand because that's how I stumbled upon it - it's not available at Netflix or Blockbuster.
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