The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

DVD - 2007
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A startling look at preacher Jim Jones, his life prior to the mass-suicides in Guyana, and the event that took place leading up to that fateful day in 1978.
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2007
ISBN: 9781415731529
Branch Call Number: DVD 289.9 J731
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 07, 2015

Interesting view into the 1978 event. Interviews with survivors who were away at the time, quite a bit of tapes of Jim Jones, and more.

May 16, 2013

This movie is truly the best documentary I've seen about Jonestown. I learned about Jonesown in my high school English class. I had to watch 20/20 to learn about it and then write a paragraph/essay about Jim Jones. If this movie was made back when I was a student and my class watched it. It would've been easier for us to do our assignment.

Feb 27, 2013

To Hell With Blair Witch! This is THE TRUE, Reality based Horror movie.This is a "thriller" that kills, creeping inexorably to it's inevitable conclusion;as pressure builds and builds and Jim gets weirder and weirder. People want to leave,but they can't leave,then everyone, including the folks who want to leave,stop for a drink.

Nov 21, 2011

The story of some people who wanted something for nothing, and gave up everything, and everyone, to get it. The film is an honest look, but somewhat edited to make the cult members look more like victims than they were. One survivor mourns the energy and idealism of The Peoples Temple; and then mentions she lost a child or two. And some other relatives. Oh, well; easy come, easy go. WHAT ABOUT THE MOVEMENT?


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