Beat the Drum

Beat the Drum
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Baily

A simple story with a message nicely told. Enjoyed it much more than some of the big budget over-hyped blockbusters I've seen.

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David

I was in a taxi very late one night in Johannesburg, when an orphaned boy, only seven or eight years old, came up to my window. In an instant, the light changed and then he was gone. But, I couldn't shake the image of that hungry, innocent boy alone on the streets. I made "Beat the Drum" to ...Read more

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