Shouting Silent

Director: Xoliswa Sithole
Country: South Africa
Year: 2002
Running Time: 50 min
Language: English

An adult orphan, Xoliswa Sithole, who lost her mother to HIV/AIDS journeys back home in search of other young women who have also lost their mothers to HIV/AIDS and are now struggling to raise themselves (and, in many cases, their siblings) on their own.

About the Director

Xoliswa Sithole

Biography: Xoliswa Sithole has acted in such films as Cry Freedom, Mandela, Fools, and Chikin Biznis. She has produced and researched several documentaries such as South Africa from Triumph to Transition and Nelson Mandela for CNN Prime Time, and the hit 13-part South African television series Real Lives. She has also produced and starred in Shouting Silent (2002), a documentary about female AIDS orphans. Currently she is producing a feature film written by renowned South African playwright Fatima Dike entitled The First South African.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Shouting Silent (2002, 2011);
Martine and Thandeka (2009);
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (2011);
Child of the Revolution (2016).

Filmography:
Shouting Silent (2002);
Martine and Thandeka (2008);
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (2010);
Child of the Revolution (2005 – 2015).