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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:45 AM Apr 2013

Recommended Documentary: "They Killed Sister Dorothy"

Last edited Mon Apr 1, 2013, 02:40 PM - Edit history (1)

Narrated by Martin Sheen it's a story about a nun who went to Brazil to help the indigenous people there. She was killed for defending a project that was designed to give workers plots of land to work. The idea was to engage in sustainable farming in the Amazon that left 80% of the forest left untouched. On the other side are the very few, very rich (sound familiar?) ranchers who are destroying the rain forest for cheap grazing land for their cattle.

Overall it's amazing how much we have in common with the unrepresented peoples around the world who are being exploited because of greed. Just because we're in a First World country doesn't make the injustices any less heinous.

Anyway, I thought it was a fascinating documentary.

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Recommended Documentary: "They Killed Sister Dorothy" (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 OP
Heads up - I think you have the title slight wrong. cbayer Apr 2013 #1
Corrected. Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 #2


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1. Heads up - I think you have the title slight wrong.
Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:16 AM
Apr 2013

While searching for it on Netflix, I found this. Sounds like exactly the kind of doc I love. Thanks!

They Killed Sister Dorothy
2008NR1hr 33m

Average of 22,834 ratings: 3.4 stars
While working in Brazil to help the poor and preserve the rain forest, Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Catholic nun from Ohio, was shot six times at point-blank range. This documentary follows the real-life drama at the trials of her killers. By exploring the events surrounding Sister Dorothy's death and the forces that opposed her crusade, the film sheds light on the larger battle being waged to determine the future of the rain forest.

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