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Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

Updated: 5 days ago

(available on Sundance)

Additional Warning: Extremely disturbing images

FTC Rating: (5 out of 5)


Arguably the most comprehensive accounting of the absolute horror that was Jonestown. I also suggest the Dateline special "Jonestown: An American Tragedy" as an accompaniment to this docuseries. It focuses heavily on the airstrip shootings and the delegation led by Congressman Leo Ryan.


Strengths:

-Extensive archival footage (film footage/photos/and audio)

-Interviews with Peoples Temple defectors, survivors and two of Jim Jones' adoptive sons

-Insight into the sermons of Jim Jones

-Discussions around the topic of survivor's guilt







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