The following are not considered documentaries on this subreddit: TV news, articles, interviews, lectures, amateur home videos, mockumentaries, biopics, and vlogs. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Coming in at number 13 on our list of the best Netflix documentaries is a 2015 British documentary film about the life and death of Amy Winehouse. Deep in the South American jungle they set about building a new community and called it Jonestown, it was to be their ‘Paradise on Earth’ but when outsiders threatened to expose the dark side of their leader, their paradise erupted into violence. Had I been in Jonestown when Leo Ryan came, I am sorry to say that I, too, would have believed he was there to hurt us, and might have shot him believing I was protecting my fellow prisoners. Proof: https://twitter.com/deborahlayton27. I realized Jones must have known this story. Was there a lot of sex abuse in the community? I promise you will not be disappointed if you ever have the chance or time to read or listen to my cautionary tale. Please be respectful to other users... if they're wrong, tell them why! I also recently learned about the 12 Tribes cult. Within weeks of my escape from Jonestown, I wrote an affidavit to the US government requesting their help for the 900+ people being held against their will in Jones' encampment. Documentaries only. More were murdered. We would be kept hungry, thirsty, tired, defeated in this Pavilion until Jones determined we were safe again. 1. I Am A, where the mundane becomes fascinating and the outrageous suddenly seems normal. "This is the Zodiac Speaking" (2008) - To celebrate the fact that this week, after 51 years, the Zodiac's notorious 340 cipher has finally been solved, here is the best documentary … He also said that it could have been him. U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan was assassinated as he tried to rescue Jonestown residents desperate for freedom. Recently, I watched the NXIVM and Heaven's Gate documentaries as well. Thank you so much for doing this. At some point in all our lives we have been entrapped and did not know how to extricate ourselves. I read quite a few books on the ordeal and articles and whatnot online. Sometimes, standard documentaries don't cut the mustard. You said that you 'escaped' from Jim Jones. You've never seen Jonestown like this. Two new documentaries revisit Jonestown Monday April 24, 2006 Peoples Temple SAN FRANCISCO –When Stanley Nelson set out to make a documentary on cult leader Jim Jones and the mass murder-suicide of his followers, his biggest challenge was unearthing enough new footage to make the 28-year-old story seem fresh again. A siren would come over the loud speakers at 1 or 2 in the morning waking us from our abysmal sleep. Jones began "White Night" drills in an attempt to further weaken our will. Mods reserve the right to apply the don't be a jackass rule. The following is a thumbnail history of the Jonestown … Jones' voice screaming "hurry hurry children, run to the safety of the Pavilion." In 1978, cult leader Jim Jones lures his followers to Jonestown, Guyana where they commit mass suicide of … Jim Jones wasn't the only one responsible for the mass suicide. Created over a decade ago, Ghost Adventures is one of the most famous paranormal shows on television at the moment. Six months later and just four days before the tragedy, I was in Washington D.C. giving testimony before State Department officials requesting help. At just eighteen years old, and home from boarding school, I innocently joined the Peoples Temple and moved into their campus dormitory in Northern California. I learned about the Jonestown tragedy just a few years ago -- definitely a very twisted, horrible ordeal. One thing that I really never understood is the drills, or "white nights" I believe they were said to have been called. What exactly happened during those drills? For those who don't know, Larry Layton is a man who pretended to be a Jonestown defector and asked to leave Jonestown with Leo Ryan and the NBC News crew, and Layton opened fire on the plane that was supposed to carry people from Port Kaituma back to a larger city in Guyana. /u/prncpl_vgna_no_rlatn posted a link to the cached site.. Edit: I've also decided to type up the list with the links, just in case you know. Victor Frankl wrote about this in his book "Man's Search for Meaning" and I start my book off with his quote "We who have come back by the aide of many lucky changes, or miracles -- whatever one may choose to call them -- we know: the best of us did not return." Deborah Layton... are you related to the infamous Larry Layton? Jim Jones was later dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. No one joins something they think will hurt or kill them. Thank you so much for your time, your honest questions and the kindness you showed me. With Jim Jones, Frank Reynolds, John Moscatelli, Grace Stoen. Bodies lie around the compound of the People's Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, on November 18, 1978. Last Update: I hope, in some way, I have been able to explain the unexplainable and bring some understanding to the unfathomable. With Vernon Gosney, Leslie Wagner-Wilson, Tim Carter, Jim Jones Jr.. Docuseries looking back on the Jonestown Massacre on the 40th anniversary. Those who spoke honestly about wanting to leave were medicated and put in the feared medical unit from where they never returned. Some committed suicide. We could gun fire in the jungle, so we knew there were mercenaries out there. Peoples Temple was a celibate organization. Are there any people or organizations which are currently active that you fear may go the way of Jonestown? Directed by Stanley Nelson. NARRATION: Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host EPISODE: Episode researched and written by Milly Raso MUSIC: ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com All other music and audio clean up performed byMike Migas OTHER: Logo design by Paulina Szymanska It became front page news across the country. I was hesitant until the producer came on the phone and told me in his research he had come across a woman's dissertation about the history of Guyana that some 100 years ago a white minister convinced his Amerindian flock to kill themselves and come back as white men. At his parole hearing it was the 'defector' he shot that came to the hearing and asked for leniency. AMA! This month Random House released the audio book, now on Audible. Directed by Nicole Rittenmeyer. Everything about him was fake, even the "miracles" performed. I escaped from Jonestown, which was an encampment secured by armed guards. Related Documentaries: Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple… From PBS 'American Experience' documentary series, 'Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple' features never-before-seen footage that helps to deliver a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, a religious cult headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he … At just eighteen years old, and home from boarding school, I innocently joined the Peoples Temple and moved into their campus dormitory in Northern California. In high school, we had to do a religion project in which we were each assigned a religion to study and present to the class. Do you think people assumed that last night was another White Night and just went along with it at first? . Occasionally, you'll find yourself in the mood to explore a darker, dirtier, or sexier side of … He served over twenty years in prison for crimes a thousand of us committed -- the only person held responsible for the massacre. By the end of that day, 918 men, women and children will die. In 1977, evangelical preacher Jim Jones fled the United States with nearly a thousand followers of his peoples temple cult. I wanted to leave desperately, but would never have left with him. .************************************************. If OP doesn't get around you answering this one, does anyone else know much about this? And until 9/11, it was the largest single mass killing of American citizens. On November 18, 1978, 909 members of the Peoples Temple living in the Jonestown settlement in Guyana consumed a deadly, cyanide-laced drink. Along with 10 other members of the Jonestown commune isolated amid Guyana’s dense snake and jaguar-infested rainforest, she’d had enough. Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch. Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NQ5KBzD8w0, The last half hour or this is so harrowing, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NQ5KBzD8w0&list=PLQkW8z5Nmr1r1uVgea49BJP3E6BbT7fL5&index=34, Evidence of Revision (5 of 6) RFK assassination, MK ULTRA + Jonestown massacre (full movie), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mct-rUfkH7I, And here you can hear his final sermon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdnMRkkKfaA, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Documentaries community, Press J to jump to the feed. On Nov. 18, 1978, one of the biggest American mass deaths took place in Jonestown, Guyana at the Peoples Temple compound. . This feature length film, a hybrid of documentary and drama, tracks the final, 5-day build up to a horrific doomsday - the infamous mass murder/suicides of Jim Jones' People's Temple on November 18th, 1978. Hello Reddit, I'm Deborah Layton. Would you consider his movement similar to that of the scientologist movement? Following the orders of their leader, Rev. The best Netflix original docuseries 1) Making a Murderer Making a Murderer was, in many ways, the final push needed for pop culture’s recent true-crime boom. Jonestown was the informal name for the “Peoples Temple Agricultural Project”, an intentional community in northwestern Guyana formed by the Peoples Temple, a cult from California, United States, led by Jim Jones. At the age of 24, and believing I was heading to the organization's tropical paradise, I realized I had just entered a concentration camp. No one joins a cult. When I had finished writing Seductive Poison I was asked by a BBC documentary film crew to accompany them back to Guyana and into Jonestown. It is often too late when one realizes they've been deceived. I was assigned the People's Temple. They did so on the orders of the cult's leader, Jim Jones. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It is too hard in this short a forum to explain, defend all of our actions. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. By the age of 21 I was a trusted aide to Jim Jones, and the signatory for millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts. Amy was a British singer-songwriter who was best known for her chart-topping hits like, “Rehab” and “Back To Black”. Many jurors begged for leniency however his sentence was mandatory life. After 18 years of keeping who I was a secret, I wrote my memoir Seductive Poison. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdnMRkkKfaA. Although my experience is extreme, I saw this tendency again when I worked on the trading floor of an investment banking firm -- where invisible boundaries are crossed believing the end justifies the means. With Jim Jones, Stephan Jones, Marceline Jones, Mary McCormick Maaga. We were so defeated and indoctrinated that the world the rest of you lived in was foreign to us. On the final and real White Night everyone knew that their life on this planet was soon to be stolen from them. The six-episode docuseries High Score is one of the best documentaries Netflix has made thus far. tl;dw. When you believe in something and think there will be a great payout, whether in spiritual points or money it is often hard to take a closer look and walk away from so much. Hello Reddit, I'm Deborah Layton. I don't know, but Jones studied L. Ron Hubbard's books. Now these women describe what it was like to be at Jonestown. As said before, 909 people died in the mass suicide. 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