Jonestown: Paradise Lost DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 15, 2007
What devotion, what passion, what madness drove hundreds of people to kill themselves and their own children? This remarkable feature-length film gives unique insight into one of the most shocking and unimaginable episodes in modern American life.
- Based on recently released U.S. Government records and featuring gripping eyewitness accounts.
- A groundbreaking combination of documentary footage and spellbinding dramatization.
- Despite popular myth, the terrible poison was mixed in Flavor Aid, not Kool Aid.
273 children. Of all the facts surrounding the tragedy of Jonestown, this is by far the most sobering.
Nearly three decades after the horrific events of November 18th, 1978, the mass murder / suicide in Jonestown continues to plague America's memory. That day Jim Jones' apocalyptic panic led to the destruction of almost a thousand people: a U.S. Congressman, journalists, invalids in their beds, infants in their mothers' arms, entire families. Nearly every man, woman and child in Jonestown died.
This groundbreaking feature-length hybrid of documentary and drama from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® definitively examines the five tense days leading up to that unthinkable massacre in Guyana. Through this moving program you will come face to face with "Father" and his followers, hear from survivors and experts, and experience for yourself life in Jonestown and the final terrible days there.
JONESTOWN: PARADISE LOST perfectly portrays the man who made "the gravest decision in history," and captures the power Jones wielded that allowed him to command followers to kill not only themselves but their own children.
This exceptional film allows us to understand a tragedy that shocked the world.