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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
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Janet Shular Janet Shular
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Tim Carter Tim Carter
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Stanley Clayton Stanley Clayton
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Hue Fortson Jr. Hue Fortson Jr.
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Garrett Lambrev Garrett Lambrev
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Claire Janaro Claire Janaro
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Disturbing and thought-provoking

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Compiled from archive film and photographs and recent interviews with survivors Jonestown is a compelling though disturbing documentary feature about one of the most bizarre events of recent history.

The focus is very much on the oral testimony of survivors about their experiences within the 'Peoples Temple' organisation from its earliest days to the grim mass suicide which marked t... read more
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Nelson, who is best known for his award-winning documentary The Murder of Emmett Till, investigates the Jim Jones 'paradox' recounted by a former follower: 'having this vision to change the world, but having this whole undercurrent of dysfunction.' Indeed, we see the charismatic sunglasses-wearing preacher, vividly captured in vintage 16mm color film, coming of age during the '60s, advocating for utopian goals such as racial and economic equality. But we also see hair-raising examples of abuse, manipulation, and despotism.
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