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Fearless, independent journalism, direct to your inbox. Sign up for our daily or weekly digest. With the 25th anniversary of the Waco disaster behind us, and the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy ahead, journalists, filmmakers, and documentarians have been scrambling this year to capitalize on popular interest in sex, cults, and violence. Documentaries that come out of news departments are no less sensationalistic than those developed by independent producers. There is one key difference, however: network news departments tend to avoid creative re-enactments—that is, dramatizations of events for which actuality footage is lacking. The reputation of news departments, in fact, depends upon the truthfulness of what viewers are seeing.
Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " explains how her newfound popularity is fueling Season 2 of the hit series. Watch now. Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in , led more than members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch. A family describes their time within a religious cult, one that perpetuated pedophilia, sexual abuse, and prostitution.
Still via Youtube. Why does it have to end in Kool-Aid and misery? From Scientology to salvation in Jesus Christ, from Kool-Aid to killer abs, we've seemingly watched every documentary on the subject — and if they hadn't been so fascinatingly depressing, maybe we'd be ready to start our own. Perhaps the best, and the one to drop into conversation with your friends if you want to inspire frothing at the mouth. Just like everything else, cults are a reflection of their times, and the story of the primary color clad Rajneeshees is no different. Established on 64, acres of land in rural Oregon in the 80s, the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh wanted to build a utopian community.
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An evangelical preacher led nearly a 1, followers from the United States deep into the jungles of South America. They would build a new community free of oppression and violence and it was to be their paradise on Earth, but outsiders threatened to expose the dark side of their leader. In one day two worlds collided and paradise was lost. In November reporters around the world broke the news that Jim Jones and more than of his followers died. By the late s and early 70s the streets of America erupted in violence and civil strife.
A documentary on the 40th anniversary of the largest murder-suicide in American history, when over members of the Peoples Temple consumed a deadly A documentary on the 40th anniversary of the largest murder-suicide in American history, when over members of the Peoples Temple consumed a deadly cyanide-laced drink on the orders of leader Jim Jones; interviews with Jones' two surviving sons. No hidden fees, equipment rentals, or installation appointments. Start Your Free Trial. New subscribers only.