During a nightly Porsche ride with his doting rascal Xan, white South African farmer Peter finds and adopts an orphaned cheetah cub, dubbed Duma (just Swahili for cheetah). It becomes the boy's inseparable playmate, even taking it to bed. Peter made clear from the start that the cheetah should be returned to the wild before its full adulthood. But the father is stricken down with a disease just before the cheetah could be returned. Xan's mother sells the farm and moves in with a city aunt. The cheetah escapes, but finds Xan at school, where the new boy is bullied. He decides to run away to the mountains with Duma. On the way they face countless perils, which courage, Xan's intelligence and Duma's instinct overcome.
Some friendships are wilder than others.
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Duma is played by 6 different Cheetahs. All orphaned or poached Cheetahs themselves; were hand raised in different parts of Africa. See more
That is a place of many teeth, my friend.
Into The Light
Written by George Acogny
, John Debney
, Ayub Ogada
Performed by The World Beaters & Ayub Ogada
Produced by George Acogny
and John Debney
Additional Production & Arrangement Richard Evans
Mixed by Richard Evans
Additional Mixing Wolfgang Amadeus
Ayub Ogada Appears Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd./Virgin Records Ltd.
Peter Gabriel Appears Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd./Virgin Records Ltd. See more
27 May 2005 (UK)
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Also Known As:
How It Was with Dooms
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Gross USA: $870,067
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $994,790
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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