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Stang TV documentary to air March 25

NEW YORK -- On Feb. 12, 2005, Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Sister of Notre Dame de Namur and a Dayton, Ohio, native who had spent more than 30 years as a missionary in Brazil, was gunned down in that nation's Amazon rain forest.

The investigation and trial that followed are chronicled in the gripping documentary "They Killed Sister Dorothy," narrated by Martin Sheen and airing on the HBO2 pay service Wednesday, March 25, 8-9:30 p.m. EDT.

Filmmaker Daniel Junge uses interviews with Sister Dorothy's friends and co-workers to explain her efforts to establish the endangered area's first practical sustainable development project in collaboration with the Brazilian government. The Project for Sustainable Development model allows landless peasants to settle on 250-acre lots, and farm 20 percent of the land, leaving the remainder unspoiled.

While Sister Dorothy's work led admirers to nickname her the "angel of the Amazon," it also inspired intense opposition, principally from wealthy ranchers and loggers anxious to continue their exploitation of the region's natural resources.