They Killed Sister Dorothy

They Killed Sister Dorothy

DVD - 2009
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At the mouth of the Amazon River, a murder trial is taking place. The victim, Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Catholic nun from Dayton, Ohio, was shot six times at point blank range. The events that led to her death, and the trials that follow, reveal the larger battle being fought for the future of the rainforest. Follows the real-life drama at the trials of Dorothy's killers
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 720229914031

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seki Mar 01, 2013

This is an amazing documentary. A documentary on Sister Dorothy could be done by herself, but her killing opens up a whole can of worms from the role missionaries play to enviromental concerns.
This movie is graphic. No stone is un touched in highlighting Sr. Dorothy's work.
Brazil's judicial systerm plays a huge secondary role in this film. How they handle the murders of the Sr. Dorothy is....if I write about it, I will spoil the film. Just watch.

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beamishboy
Mar 21, 2012

well worth watching

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GrandCru
Oct 16, 2011

money speaks louder than words.

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geomillar
Jan 20, 2011

I have no doubt that Dorothy died because her words were stronger than bullets. Truth is not the best weapon for a woman who is tired of bullies ripping down the forests and killing anything that gets in their way.The defending judge is ruthless, but his condemnation of all things American in Brazil has tons of truth in it. It's a tough watch, but well worth the effort.

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