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.
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.