Beat the Drum
Where did she disappear to this time?
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.
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Junior Singo, Owen Sejale, Mary Twala, Dineo Nchabeleng, Clive Scott, Tom Fairfoot
|Screenplay||David McBrayer |
|Music||Klaus Badelt, Ramin Djawadi|
|Produced by||Kimmel International|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
Trailer: Small | Large
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Comments||The determination to survive, especially for the rural people of South Africa, against the ravages of HIV and AIDS. The story is about survival.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||15|
|Die BurgerWilliam Pretorius||10|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||8|
|The CitizenCathryn Pearman-Owens||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|Average .. 57%||11|
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