Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
- TV Mini Series
- 2h 48m
Released 40 years after the events of the 1978 Jonestown mass murder-suicide that killed more than 900 Americans, this four-part documentary tells the history of the the Peoples Temple religious group. It follows the group's leader Reverend Jim Jones from his roots as a charismatic preacher and civil rights advocate in Indiana into a narcissistic demagogue who led the biggest mass suicide in U.S. history. The story is based on the 2017 book by "Road to Jonestown" by Jeff Guinn.
Best of many documentaries on Jonestown
This is by far the best documentary on the Jonestown massacre. It was very thorough and relied on interviews of people that were actually there. While other documentaries were also good this one had much more of an air of authenticity. Also it gave very much insight on the reason for the mass suicide. The people interviewed were considered complicit at the time which is probably while they were not used in earlier documentaries. Time has diluted that complicity.
- Jun 14, 2020
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