| Duma (2005) |
I stumbled upon Duma recently and found it to be a very heartwarming and well made film.
A boy and his father find an orphaned cheetah cub which they adopt and name Duma. His father is his best friend and teaches him how to run the farm while they bring up the cub to adulthood. Events transpire that lead to the boy having to brave the harsh environment of Africa's plains in order to return Duma to his proper home.
This film was extremely male positive as the main character has a very strong relationship with his father and learns all sorts of important lessons from him as well as the brotherly relationship with the cheetah himself. There is also a particularly touching moment you will need to see the film to know. There is also another man who the boy meets on his journey who becomes a close friend too.
Overall Duma is an excellent watch about the power of the human spirit and friendship.
- Reviewed by Maximilian
Rated: PG in USA, U in UK, PG in Canada due to some adventure danger.
Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes