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Friday, January 19, 2007

Real Life Films: Beat The Drum

Beat the Drum is a thought-provoking story which chronicles the journey of Musa, a young boy who is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village. In search of his uncle and the truth about what is killing his people, Musa sets out for the big city. He sneaks aboard a truck driven by Nobe, a father of four girls but no boys, who tries to help Musa find work in Johannesburg. However the streets are already teeming with other orphaned ‘street kids.’ Urged by his determination to survive and his growing social awareness, Musa finds a way to make an honest living and returns to his village with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp.

An all South African cast and crew shine in this emotional and timely drama reminding us how one small voice can be the brave start of colossal change – uniting a village, a township, and even a nation. To view the film's trailer and learn more about Beat The Drum, visit
(Photo Credits: Blid Alsbirk)