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BEAT THE DRUM \ 1:53:02 min \ South Africa

Young Musa 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. How ever 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.


Best Feature Film, Montreal World Film Festival Best Feature, Monaco International Film Festival Best Feature Film, Urban World Film Festival Best Feature - Audience Award, FICI Best International Film, Sedona International Film Festival Best First Feature, Pan African Film Festival Best International Feature, Reelworld Film Festival Long Narrative Jury Award, New York UN AIDS Festival Audience Award - Sliver Prize, Golden Wagon Festival Special Jury Award, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Audience Award, Black Harvest Film Festival Best of the Fest, Palm Springs International Film Festival

David Hickson

All from this director.