On November 18,1978. over 900 members of Peoples Temple died in the largest mass suicide/ murder in history. What drew so many people across racial and class lines to the Peoples Temple? How could such a diverse group of people be convinced to commit suicide? What was a California congregation doing in the jungles of Guyana? And who was Jim Jones to command such loyalty that parents would murder their own children? Using never before seen archival footage and survivor interviews, Jonestown tells the story of the people who followed Jim Jones from Indiana, to California, and finally to the remote jungles of South America, in a misguided and ultimately tragic quest to build paradise on earth.
Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton, Hue Fortson Jr., Garrett Lambrev, Claire Janaro, Neva Sly Hargrave, Deborah Layton, Phyllis Wilmore Zimmerman, Chuck Wilmore, John R. Hall, Tim Reiterman