They Killed Sister Dorothy
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They Killed Sister Dorothy
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. Stang's efforts to help Brazil's poor did not make her many friends among the wealthy and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ , Denver Post
"a stirring doc on how landowners paid to have an activist nun slaughtered in Brazil"
‑ Brandon Judell, indieWIRE
"Director Daniel Junge succeeds marvelously here, with total access to all of the characters in what turns out to be a passionate courtroom melodrama."
‑ Sean McBride, Sean the Movie Guy
"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."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"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."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"beautifully shot, and shrewdly edited for maximum emotional impact"
‑ Jay Antani, Jaman
"It's riveting stuff, painting a vivid picture of just what kind of corrupt system Dorothy Stang lost her life opposing."
‑ , Hollywood Reporter
"... 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."
‑ Kim Voynar, Cinematical
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