Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, is a 2006 documentary film made by Firelight Media. The documentary reveals new footage of the incidents surrounding the Peoples Temple and its leader Jim Jones who led over 900 members of his cult to a settlement in Guyana called Jonestown, where he orchestrated a mass suicide with poisoned Flavor Aid, in 1978. The film premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival where it received the Outstanding Achievement in Documentary award, and was broadcast nationally on Monday, April 9, 2007, on PBS's documentary program "American Experience". It is in the form of a narrative with interviews with former Temple members, Jonestown survivors, and persons who knew Jones at various stages. The DVD release contains a number of scenes and interviews not in the on-air program.

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