In the global village that is the world today, identity, it would seem, is no longer a subject that is being explored as we now accept that we, as the human race, have become multicultural. We seemingly accept the cultural diversity not only in our communities but also within our own family geography.
Dancing to the Beat of the Drum is the story of a celebrated South African actress searching for an identity. Her search takes place in an environment where the question of identity has been manipulated in such a way that cultural diversity is not embraced but where cultural and economic identity determines a person's worth. This manifests itself in a roller-coaster journey of mental and emotional toxicity as we are carried along the painful experience of one person's quest to be heard.
Here no amount of fame or money is able to bring solace and acceptance to Pamela Nomvete. Appearing to lead a life of luxury and success, behind closed doors she is faced with infidelity in the guise of a polygamous husband, addiction, and spiritual confusion. Her life spirals into the cliché of a riches-to-rags horror story.
The struggle of a country, South Africa to find itself in an incomprehensible vat of denial, reflects in the struggle of an individual's fight to find her way out of her own pit of self-denial. It would seem the only victory lies in finding the beat of the drum and dancing to it.
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