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Beat the Drum (2003)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Junior Singo ...
Musa
Owen Sejake ...
Nobe Lebese
Mary Twala ...
Ntombi
Clive Scott ...
Pieter Botha
Nolatandu Maleke ...
Letti
Adelaide Shabalala ...
Village Sangoma
Lennox Matheboe ...
Ayize
Bhekhimusi Mkize ...
Stick Fighting Kid #1
Thulani Xolo ...
Stick Fighting Kid #2
Glen Gabela ...
Teacher
Dinco Nchebeleng ...
Thandi
Jeremiah Ndlovu ...
Village Elder
Elliot Makhubo ...
Village Man
Lindelani Buthelezi ...
Truckstop Owner
Pumi Mkuwanazi ...
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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 Zoe Elton

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Amazing movie!
21 November 2006 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

I saw Beat the Drum at a festival and talked with the producer and writer David McBrayer about this movie. He is the one who actually created the movie and it was his brainchild. The audience asked questions and he explained how he came up with the idea for the script and that it took him several years to produce because it is an inde film. Everyone loved it and applauded at the end, it was the best movie in the festival. I still think about this amazing movie and look forward to when it will be in theaters and on DVD. Why isn't it out there already? If you know anybody in the movie distribution business tell them to check it out. Beat the Drum is an amazing and moving movie experience and I highly recommend it.


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