Saturday, May 26, 2012

Beat the Drum (2003)

When a mysterious illness nearly wipes out his entire village, claiming the lives of both his parents, 9-year-old Musa (Junior Singo) is forced to set off on his own, eventually joining the ranks of the scores of orphans who live on the streets of Johannesburg. Directed by David Hickson, this poignant award-winning film examines the heartbreaking effect that AIDS has had on the poor and underprivileged children of Africa.  2003  113 minutes.  Netflix

DJE:  This is a sensitive film about the scourge of HIV/AIDS in sub-Sahara Africa.  Well worth watching.

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