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Carroll Ballard, director of Carroll Ballard and Carroll Ballard, presents another story of an unusual relationship between humans and animals in this drama. Xan (Alexander Michaletos) is a young boy who lives with his father and mother (Campbell Scott and Hope Davis) on a ranch in Kenya. One day, Xan and his folks discover a cheetah cub whose mother has died. With no one to care for the cat, Xan and his family take the cheetah under their wing, and after naming the cub "Dooms" (from "Duma," which means "male cheetah cub" in Swahili), Xan and his new friend become inseparable. However, Xan and his parents discover in time that nature doesn't always have a happy ending planned for a little boy. Duma was based on a book for children called How It Was With Dooms: A True Story From Africa, by Carol Cawthra Hopcraft and Xan Hopcraft, which told the story of Xan's real-life friendship with a cheetah. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 30, 2005

Cast

Eamonn Walker
as Ripkuna
Campbell Scott
as Peter
Hope Davis
as Kristin
Mary Makhatho
as Thandi
Nthabiseng Kenoshi
as Lucille
Jennifer Steyn
as Aunt Gwen
Nicky Rebelo
as Coach Nagy
Garth Renecle
as Hock Bender
Charlotte Savage
as Poetry Student
Nadia Kretschmer
as Tourist #1
John Whiteley
as Tourist #2
Adelina Anthony
as Duma
Sasha
as Duma
Billy Shebar
as Young Duma
Nthabiseng Kenoshi
as Lucille
Billy Shebar
as Young Duma
Mary Makhatho
as Thandi
Sasha
as Duma
Nicky Rebelo
as Coach Nagy
Garth Renecle
as Hock Bender
Jennifer Steyn
as Aunt Gwen
Adelina Anthony
as Duma
Nadia Kretschmer
as Tourist #1
John Whiteley
as Tourist #2
Charlotte Savage
as Poetry Student

Crew

Carroll Ballard
Director
E.K. Gaylord II
Producer
Kristin Harms
Producer
Hunt Lowry
Producer
Stacy Cohen
Producer
John Wells
Producer
Xan Hopcraft
Book Author
Karen Janszen
Screen Story
Karen Janszen
Screenwriter
Mark St. Germain
Screenwriter
Carol Flint
Screen Story
Werner Maritz
Cinematographer
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
George Acogny
Composer (Music Score)
T.M. Christopher
Editor
Johnny Breedt
Production Designer
Doug Claybourne
Executive Producer
Jayne Forbes
Costume Designer
Ann Kroeber
Sound/Sound Designer
Colin McFarlane
Sound/Sound Designer
Doug Claybourne
First Assistant Director
Peter Sherlock
First Assistant Director
Christa Shamberger
Casting
Junie Lowry-Johnson
Casting
Carrie Hilton
Casting
Benedicte Roumega
Casting
Scott Genkinger
Casting
Brett Manson
Compositor
Vlokkie Gordon
Co-Executive Producer
Tallen Chow
Compositor
Jean Du Plessis
Compositor
David Wicht
Co-Executive Producer
Richard Ntuli
Painter
Dale Butler
Key Second Assistant Director
Mark Thomas-Stubbs
Compositor
Jules Sylvester
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Cyril Schumann
Compositor
Jay Stanners
Compositor
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