They Killed Sister Dorothy
They Killed Sister Dorothy (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 9, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
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Brandon Judell

a stirring doc on how landowners paid to have an activist nun slaughtered in Brazil

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Hollywood Reporter

It's riveting stuff, painting a vivid picture of just what kind of corrupt system Dorothy Stang lost her life opposing.

Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

Director Daniel Junge succeeds marvelously here, with total access to all of the characters in what turns out to be a passionate courtroom melodrama.

Denver Post

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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Jay Antani

beautifully shot, and shrewdly edited for maximum emotional impact

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Joe Leydon

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.

Kim Voynar

... 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.

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