The story of musician Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn - Born HIV+ in 1985 - and his crusade to use his music to wipe out AIDS in his native Zambia and beyond.

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Tyler Q. Rosen

Writer:

Tyler Q. Rosen

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Credited cast:
Chris Aka Chris Aka ... Self
Cana Buttenschøn Cana Buttenschøn ... Self
Jens Buttenschøn Jens Buttenschøn ... Self
Peter Buttenschøn Peter Buttenschøn ... Self
Thomas Buttenschøn Thomas Buttenschøn ... Self
Brian Bwembya Brian Bwembya ... Self
John Chiti John Chiti ... Self
Bode Fashinasi Bode Fashinasi ... Self
Frances Kasonde Frances Kasonde ... Self
Danny Kaya Danny Kaya ... Self
Inger Lis Lausted Inger Lis Lausted ... Self
Peter Lausted Peter Lausted ... Self
Dj Len Dj Len ... Self
Dj Taffy Dj Taffy ... Self
Yellowman Yellowman ... Self
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Doin' My Drugs tells the extraordinary story of musician Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn, born HIV+ in Zambia in 1985. He emigrated to Denmark as an infant for treatment. At eight, he lost both parents to AIDS, and nearly died himself. After recovery, Thomas fell in love with music and, at twenty, became a pop star. After marrying and fathering two sons, Thomas reconnected with family in Zambia, and was shocked to discover that AIDS was still devastating the country. Determined to make a difference, Thomas decided to dedicate his life to using his music, and his own story, to raise awareness about HIV and treatment in Zambia. Teaming with an extraordinary group of Zambian musicians, Thomas has embarked on a crusade to wipe HIV and AIDS in Zambia, and throughout Africa. Written by Fax Bahr

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Plot Keywords:

hiv | aids | zambia | See All (3) »

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Can songs save the world?

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Doin' My Drugs shot for over 120 days, over two and a half years, spanning the three continents of Africa, Europe and North America. See more »

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USA | Denmark | Zambia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2019 (Denmark) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Whalefilm See more »
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