They Killed Sister Dorothy

They Killed Sister Dorothy

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Director: Daniel Junge

Cast: Daniel Junge, Martin Sheen, David Stang, Sister Becky Spires

     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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 powerful, and when she was killed, many believed she was the victim of hired assassins working under the command of men wanting to protect their political and economic interests. Filmmaker Daniel Junge directed the documentary They Killed Sister Dorothy, which profiles the late Sister Stang and offers both evidence and informed opinion about who killed her and why. Narrated by Martin Sheen, They Killed Sister Dorothy was a prize-winner at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/2009
UPC:
0720229914031
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
65,612

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Update; Photos; Film Notes

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Sheen Narrator
David Stang Participant
Sister Becky Spires Participant
Felicio Pontes Participant
Claudia Cavalcanti Participant
Rayfron Das Neves Sales Participant
Clodoaldo Carlos Batista Participant
Amair Feijoli DaCunha Participant
Vitalmiro Bastos DeMoura Participant
Americo Leal Participant
Dorothy Stang Participant
Bebel Gilberto Singer

Technical Credits
Daniel Junge Director,Cinematographer
Henry Ansbacher Producer
Marcela Bourseau Cinematographer,Co-producer
Pedro Bromfman Score Composer
Davis Coombe Editor
Annie Eastman Associate Producer
Gustavo Gelmini Associate Producer
Bebel Gilberto Songwriter
Philip Lloyd Hegel Sound/Sound Designer
Nigel Noble Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- They Killed Sister Dorothy
1. Introduction [2:31]
2. Impetus [5:04]
3. Cold Blooded [12:31]
4. Fight for Land [10:22]
5. Federalization [4:21]
6. New Beginning [9:12]
7. Broken Promises [7:03]
8. Tato's Trial [9:13]
9. Into the Courtroom [9:47]
10. If One Falls [15:21]
11. Esperanza [6:01]
12. Credits [1:46]

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