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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:October 20, 2006
Running time:85 minutes
Director:Stanley Nelson
Producer:Kristin Lesko
Writer:Marcia Smith
Distributor:7th Art

Web Site: http://www.7thart.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=184&Itemi

Description: On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 members of Peoples Temple died in the largest mass suicide/murder in history. What drew so many people across racial and class lines to the Peoples Temple? How could a diverse group of 900 people be convinced to commit suicide? What was a California congregation doing in the jungles of Guyana? And who was Jim Jones to command such loyalty that parents would murder their own children? Using never before seen archival footage and survivor interviews, "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" tells the story of the people who followed Jim Jones from Indiana, to California, and finally to the remote jungles of Guyana, South America, in a misbegotten quest to build an ideal society.

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