the summer of 2003 James Newton and Sam Clements headed to Brazil with a video
camera, a map, and the idea to make a documentary. It was whilst filming in
Southern Brazil that they heard about the extraordinary work of US missionary
Sister Dorothy Stang, a nun with a price on her head. For over 20 years she
had been fighting to preserve the Amazon rainforest, while helping peasant farmers
live sustainably. Inspired by a mere five-minute call to Sister Dorothy, they
set off on a 2500-mile journey to find her. Little did they know of the dangers
ahead, or that Sister Dorothy would later be killed by hired gunmen.
The Student, the
Nun & the Amazon is a film about the work of Sister Dorothy made shortly
before her death. The law of the jungle prevails and life is cheap. Journey
with Sam as he discovers the issues surrounding her tragic murder, and meet
the community she fought to protect and empower. Be inspired by her courage
and compassion. It is war in the forest, and time is quickly running out.
We hope you enjoy and discover lots,
Sam and Jim.