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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2006
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Stanley Nelson


Produced for the PBS series , Stanley Nelson's Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples' Temple, written by his frequent collaborator Marcia Smith, examines the infamous religious cult formed by Jim Jones and the events that led to the group's horrifying mass suicide in 1978. The film traces Jones' history from his unhappy childhood in rural Indiana. Witnesses describe a strange, charismatic young man who nursed a seemingly sincere...more Critics


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