Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple
Release Date: October 20, 2006 (NY)
Studio: 7th Art Releasing
Director: Stanley Nelson
Screenwriter: Marcia Smith
Starring: Not Available
MPAA Rating: Not Available
On November 18, 1978, over 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 and rid the world of injustice.