Beat the Drum


This South African movie takes a look at the effect that AIDS is having on our population, both white and black. We follow the adventures of a young boy, who treks to Johannesburg from KwaZulu-Natal, after both his parents die of AIDS. Living on and off the street, sometimes with a kindly truck driver, he is determined to survive. Along the way, he experiences more of the havoc that AIDS is causing, before the movie ends on a brighter note. This film has won 29 international awards.

114 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Drama, On the Art Circuit.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Junior Singo, Owen Sejale, Mary Twala, Dineo Nchabeleng, Clive Scott, Tom Fairfoot
Director
David Hickson
ScreenplayDavid McBrayer
MusicKlaus Badelt, Ramin Djawadi
CinematographyLance Gewer
EditingMark Winitsky
Sound formatsDolby
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2003
Produced byKimmel International

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexInfrequently implied
ViolenceInfrequently implied
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe determination to survive, especially for the rural people of South Africa, against the ravages of HIV and AIDS. The story is about survival.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
William Pretorius
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
8
The Citizen
Cathryn Pearman-Owens
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10

What the People say

Internet
37 Netizens
15

Average .. 57%

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