A new docuseries coming to SundanceTV this weekend, Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18:
JONESTOWN: TERROR IN THE JUNGLE
DOC NYC 2018
A detailed look at the rise and fall of Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.
The first half of the series premiered as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Based on the best-selling book by investigative journalist Jeff Guinn, THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN: JIM JONES AND PEOPLES TEMPLE, and timed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, this new series from SundanceTV chronicles the rise of Jim Jones, a charismatic preacher turned manipulative cult leader who ordered the deaths of his own followers. Chilling interviews with Peoples Temple survivors along with newly declassified archival material offer the definitive account of the tragedy that captivated the world.