Beat The Drum

Overview

From director David Hickson comes this drama about a young African's cross-country journey. Set in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Beat the Drum stars Junior Singo as Musa, a boy who has been orphaned by a plague that swept through his village. Now living with his elderly grandmother, Musa decides to seek out his uncle in Johannesburg, taking along only a drum given to him by his father. The trip proves to be enlightening for young Musa, who is faced with the culture shock of urban society. Also starring Clive Scott...
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Overview

From director David Hickson comes this drama about a young African's cross-country journey. Set in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Beat the Drum stars Junior Singo as Musa, a boy who has been orphaned by a plague that swept through his village. Now living with his elderly grandmother, Musa decides to seek out his uncle in Johannesburg, taking along only a drum given to him by his father. The trip proves to be enlightening for young Musa, who is faced with the culture shock of urban society. Also starring Clive Scott and Owen Sejake, Beat the Drum premiered at the 2003 Mill Valley Film Festival.
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Special Features

Behind-the-scenes; Theatrical trailer; Free downloadable cross curriculum - Discovering South Africa Through Journeys in Film or go to: www.Journeysinfilm.org/Beat-the-Drums.html
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2011
  • UPC: 796019806190
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Source: Virgil Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,839

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Junior Singo Musa
Owen Sejake Nobe
Mary Twala Ntombi
Nolunthando Maleka Letti
Dineo Nchabeleng Thandi
Clive Scott Pieter
Nthati Moshesh Frances
Keketso Semoko Sophie
Technical Credits
David Hickson Director
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
Johnny Breedt Production Designer
Ramin Djawadi Score Composer
Ruy Filipe Costumes/Costume Designer
Lance Gewer Cinematographer
Bongani Ledwaba Set Decoration/Design
W. David McBrayer Producer, Screenwriter
Emile Razpopov Sound/Sound Designer
Christa Schamburger Casting
Karen S. Shapiro Producer
Richard Shaw Producer
Sheila van Zyl Asst. Director
Bruce Wilkinson Executive Producer
Bruce Wilkinson Executive Producer
Mark Winitsky Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beat the Drum
1. Gift for Musa [10:29]
2. Curse or Disease [9:14]
3. Journey to the City [12:54]
4. On His Own [8:32]
5. Enough to Eat [9:03]
6. Killing Our People [7:58]
7. Come With Me [14:10]
8. Tell Our People [11:38]
9. Meeting at the Church [6:30]
10. Good Luck Will Come [10:59]
11. New Beginning [7:10]
12. End Credits [4:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Beat the Drum
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   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Beat the Drum: A South African Story
      Theatrical Trailer
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