Duma is a 2005 American family drama adventure film about a young South African boy’s friendship with an orphaned cheetah, based on How It Was with Dooms by Carol Cawthra Hopcraft and Xan Hopcraft. It was directed by Carroll Ballard and stars Alexander Michaletos, Eamonn Walker, Campbell Scott and Hope Davis.
What animals are in Duma?
A boy, Xan, played by 12-year-old newcomer Alexander Michaletos,is raised on a farm with his loving parents, Peter and Kristin Campbell Scott and Hope Davis) and a domesticated cheetah (played by a quartet of cats). Xan’s cub is called Duma, after the Swahili word for cheetah.
Is the cheetah in Duma real?
Even more to the point: This movie shows a real boy and a real cheetah (actually, four cheetahs were used). There are no special effects. The cheetah is not digitized. What we see on the screen is what is happening, and that lends the film an eerie intensity.
Is the movie Duma based on a true story?
Just as “Never Cry Wolf” and “Fly Away Home” were based on true stories, “Duma” is based on the autobiographical account of a child who grew up with an unusual pet. But that’s where the true story ends. “It’s a picture book. No story,” says Ballard.
Does Netflix have Duma?
Rent Duma (2005) on DVD and Blu-ray – DVD Netflix.
What is Duma in Swahili?
cheetah/cheetahs, cheetah, A/the cheetah.
Is Duma a good movie?
As far as the movie itself, it’s excellent. Both Xan and Rip are compelling characters, and Duma, the cheetah himself, is incredible.
Is Duma a Disney movie?
Duma is the titular tritagonist of Disney’s 1989 live-action film Cheetah.
Where can I see Duma?
Currently you are able to watch “Duma” streaming on Hoopla.