Spring 2011 Film Series: Globalization and Power through Latin America Cinema
Thank you for your presence and interest in our cutting edge movies we presented this semester. Please join us for our last screening of this Spring Series 2011. Hope to see you back next Fall 2012!!
Last screening for Spring 2012:
They Killed Sister Dorothy
Dir. Daniel Junge (USA 2008)
When: Thursday April 14
Where: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 6:30 PM
(Free and open to the public)
Check the trailer: http://youtu.be/sVaqqPURp1U
They Killed Sister Dorothy chronicles the legal proceedings that followed the execution-style murder of a Catholic nun and activist. At age 73, Sister Dorothy Stang had lived in
Archival footage featuring the so-called "Angel of the Amazon" supplements interviews with her brother and best friend, who are seeking justice in the case. But when Colorado-based filmmaker Daniel Junge and his crew gain access to the courtroom proceedings, it is the shockingly candid encounters they have with the men who confessed, the ranchers accused of hiring them, the defense lawyers and a federal prosecutor that really shed light on the circumstances of Sister Dorothy's death - as well as on the struggle over the future of the rainforest within a dangerously corrupt system often compared to the Wild West.
The director's credits include numerous award-winning PBS-aired documentaries like Chiefs, which follows
Spring 2011 Film Series : Globalization and Power through Latin America Cinema
As usual, we will give a short introduction of the film and after the presentation you are welcome to stay for a discussion.
Some films are adult in nature and may not be appropriate for young audiences.
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