They Killed Sister Dorothy (2008)

They Killed Sister Dorothy (2008)

They Killed Sister Dorothy




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Sister Dorothy Stang was a nun from Ohio who was seventy-three years old when she was murdered in Brazil. Stang was part of a group of Christian activists who were working with natives in the Brazilian rainforests to create sustainable agricultural projects to help the locals support themselves without damaging the environment. Stang and her colleagues were also helping native landowners reclaim land that had been stolen or taken from them under false pretenses by ranching and logging concerns. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: Oct 20, 2009
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

They Killed Sister Dorothy chronicles the life of Sister Dorothy Stang, the 'Angel of the Amazon', her execution-style murder in 2005 and the aftermath.

Full Review… | December 5, 2008
Denver Post
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Daniel Junge's They Killed Sister Dorothy impresses and enthralls, balancing moral outrage and courtroom melodrama in a documentary filled with the sort of colorful characters one usually encounters only in fictional crime stories.

Full Review… | March 28, 2008
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It's riveting stuff, painting a vivid picture of just what kind of corrupt system Dorothy Stang lost her life opposing.

March 27, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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a stirring doc on how landowners paid to have an activist nun slaughtered in Brazil

Full Review… | July 29, 2011

An engrossing documentary on the life and work of Amazonian activist Sister Dorothy Stang and the trial of those involved in her murder in 2005.

Full Review… | March 30, 2009
Spirituality and Practice

... at its heart, this is really a story about the wealthy versus the poor, and about an activist trying to protect a natural resource from those who would destroy it for profit.

Full Review… | April 12, 2008

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