DRUM                                94Min,

Based on a true story, the film focuses on young
journalist Henry Nxumalo, played by the superb Taye
Diggs, who works and plays hard while writing for the
historic black magazine Drum. But encroaching on his
tantalizing world is apartheid, spreading more and
more rapidly into Sophiatown, the last bastion of
interracial hipsterdom. Nxumalo goes undercover in
several tricky situations to get the cover story, all the
while balancing his home life and ambition. But his
safety is more and more at risk on the job and off as
apartheid gains momentum.

In one of the most accomplished films to come from
South Africa in a long time, Zola Maseko completes his
10-year effort to bring 1950s Johannesburg to the
screen with remarkable grace and tremendous
gratitude to producer Dumisani Dlamini who passed
away a few weeks before the film was finished.

Director: Zola Maseko
Executive Producers : Matt Milich, Jason Filardi,
Andreas Schmid, Andreas Crosch
Producers : Chris Sievernich, Dumisani Dlamini, Rudolf
Cinematographer : Lisa Rinzler
Editor : Troy Takaki
Production Designer : Eggert Ketilsson
Costume Designer : Pierre Viennings
Cast : Taye Diggs, Jason Flemyng, Gabriel Mann,
Tumisho Masha, Moshidi Motshegwa, Tanya Baleson
(South Africa) 35mm
Taye Diggs