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Jonestown : the life and death of Peoples Temple

Author: Stanley NelsonMarcia A SmithW Noland WalkerMichael ChinTom PhillipsAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A startling look at preacher Jim Jones, his life prior to the mass-suicides in Guyana, and the event that took place leading up to that fateful day in 1978.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction television programs
Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
DVD-Video discs
Documentary television programs
Documentary
Named Person: Jim Jones; Jim Jones; Jim Jones
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Marcia A Smith; W Noland Walker; Michael Chin; Tom Phillips; Lewis Erskine; Firelight Media.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 1415731527 9781415731529
OCLC Number: 80155110
Language Note: In English ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Widescreen presentation.
Videodisc release of a segment of the television program, American experience.
"In association with BBC"--Container.
Special features: deleted scenes; interview with filmmaker Stanley Nelson.
Credits: Cinematography, Michael Chin ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; music, Tom Phillips.
Target Audience: MPAA: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; stereo.
Contents: A vision gone wrong --
Members flock to Peoples Temple --
A troubled childhood --
Spreading his word --
The dark side of Jim Jones --
Political power and paranoia --
A dysfunctional family --
No way out --
Congressman Ryan's arrival --
The last day --
Credits.
Other Titles: Life and death of Peoples Temple
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Firelight Media film for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; teleplay by Noland Walker & Marcia Smith ; story by Marcia Smith.

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A startling look at preacher Jim Jones, his life prior to the mass-suicides in Guyana, and the event that took place leading up to that fateful day in 1978.

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