martes, 12 de abril de 2011



Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano - University of Pittsburgh
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:

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 Brazil for 30 years, collaborating with the government to establish sustainable development in a remote corner of the Amazon. But along the way, she had made enemies among the ranchers who stood to benefit from the exploitation of the rainforest and its natural resources. In 2005, she was shot six times at point-blank range. Two men were arrested for the killing, but it quickly became clear that her death was part of a much greater conspiracy.
         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 Wyoming Indian High School's basketball team, and Iron Ladies of Liberia (SDFF 30), about Africa's first elected female president. Coproduced by Academy Award-winner Nigel Noble, They Killed Sister Dorothy also features a score by Pedro Bromfman, whose latest project, Tropa de Elite, won a Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival.

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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Sponsored by: The Center of Latin American Studies The Hispanic Languages and Literarures, and The Lozano Latin American Collection at The Hillman Library.

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