The Silent Fall

DVD Release: June 12, 2007
The Silent Fall


In Africa, a continent ravaged by the AIDS epidemic, a beautiful young doctor, Thandi Khumalo, works to ease the suffering of those fighting the silent killer. Circling the carnage, ruthless pharmaceutical corporations compete for opportunities to win exclusive contracts and tap into huge donor funds. But far from the corridors of power, a doctor is murdered at a remote rural hospital in South Africa. Is this a random murder or is there more to it? Thandi finds herself involved in a web of intrigue as she attempts to discover who killed her colleague.

Dove Review

This movie shines a spotlight on the inadequate attention and resources applied to the HIV epidemic rampant throughout Africa. Personal, political, ethical and spiritual dilemmas are portrayed in an intelligent manner. “The Silent Fall” shows the shame in excessive corporate profits gained through the suffering of others. Also, the need for individuals to work together to actively intervene to stop injustice is portrayed. The film also confronts the stigma attached to HIV, as well as presenting a non-prejudiced view of inter-racial dating. This film is approved for ages 12 and older.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Locked door broken down and man roughly grabbed; a murder is referred to several times; four victims are shown with bloody knife wounds to the throat; woman lying in a pool of blood; break-in and robbery described.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Bloody sores on young HIV victim’s face.


Company: Eternal Pictures Inc.
Director: Roger Hawkins
Producer: Phil Cunningham
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Samantha Kubik