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JONESTOWN: THE LIFE AND
DEATH OF PEOPLES TEMPLE
USA: 7th Art Releasing
Director: Stanley Nelson
USA: 85 mins
USA Release Date: 20 October 2006 (Limited Release)
Guyana - 18 November 1978.
Over 900 members of Peoples Temple die 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?
How did Jim Jones command such loyalty that parents would murder their own children?
Led by Indiana cult leader Jim Jones, his Peoples Temple cult attracted followers from all walks of life. The film asks many questions as well as using unseen archival footage and interviews from survivors on that fateful day when so may took their lives.