Online Resources

This is a listing of video and audio on Jonestown which is available online.

Articles from the jonestown report which discuss a number of the works listed below appear in the Jonestown in the Arts section, both on the Film & Documentaries page and the Music & Audio page. In addition, San Diego State University maintains a YouTube channel featuring videos relating to Peoples Temple and Jonestown.

Due to the sometimes ephemeral nature of YouTube – the location of many of these videos – the managers of this website ask that you contact us if you discover any broken links or videos which have been either redirected or withdrawn so that we may correct them.

The categories of videos include:

News footage (November-December 1978)

An hour-long compilation of NBC footage – primarily scenes from Jonestown that NBC cameraman Bob Brown filmed, but also including some early scenes from the military’s walk-through of Jonestown afterwards – appears as the first clip on youtube. (A second, more extended archive – almost two hours, including Port Kaituma airstrip shooting footage – also appears on youtube.) There is a great deal of material not previously released, almost all of it of the living people of Jonestown. There are also some omissions, such as most of the footage from the airstrip (including the few seconds from the shootings themselves), plus the entirety of the interview between Don Harris and Jim Jones, as well as the film from Congressman Leo Ryan’s first few days in Georgetown. But the clarity of the film and the vibrancy of the colors puts a human dimension on the tragedy which is unique and irreplaceable.


Airstrip shootings (0:17)

November 19th 1978 NBC Nightly News (28:41)

Aftermath of the Jonestown Mass Suicide (1978) (unedited outtakes of CBS-TV San Francisco likely on November 19)

News Item – Larry Layton brought to jail (0:47)

The Return Of The Body Of Congressman Leo Ryan From Guyana (0:41)

KGO News Scene 1978 (7:34)

CBS, Channel 5, Eyewitness News, San Francisco, 11/19/78 (2:33)

AP News Footage, Reactions of Mark Lane, Teresa Cobb, Jeannie Mills, 11/20/78 (2:25)

News Conference With Stephan Jones After Jonestown Massacre (MSNBC) (8:15)

1978 Special Report: Jim Jones Son Stephan Speaks Out After Massacre (27:34; start at 5:52 for press conference)

Tim Carter – Michael Prokes – Mike Carter – Templo del Pueblo Jonestown
Spanish TV show on Temple, post tragedy interviews (8:41)

Interviews with Carter brothers in immediate aftermath (27:26)

Jonestown Aftermath – 1978 (AP) (1:12)

November 18, 1978: Hundreds die at Jonestown | FOX 5 Archives (Odell Rhodes; begins at 1:12)

1978 Special Report: “Relatives Of Jonestown Victims Speak Out” (18:07)
Conversation with brother of Ruletta Brown and Jocelyn Brown Carter, child of Leon Perry, children of Violatt Dillard (among others)

Conversation with Al and Jeannie Mills, and Wanda Kice

Compilation of interviews with Jonestown survivors, Concerned Relatives, Temple apostates

Compilation of interviews with news media and cult experts

Compilation of interviews with news media and cult experts

KQED’s A Closer Look: People’s Temple, November 20, 1978 (26:30)

Jonestown An Eyewitness Account (Interview with Stanley Clayton) (10:01)

Nov. 19, 1978: Jonestown Airstrip Shootings (7:19)

NBC Jonestown November 22, 1978 (special report)

Jim Jones – Rosalynn Carter – George Moscone – Mark Lane – CIA – People’s Temple Waco (2:33)

Death At Jonestown (December 1, 1978, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) (10:12)

Jim Jones Attorney Mark Lane (2:17)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Jackie Speier talks about surviving Jonestown massacre in 1978 (9:24)

NBC~Jim Jones & Peoples Temple “Atrocities” ~Dr. Walter Martin interview (2:42)

Interviews with Members of US Joint Military Task Force on bodylift (first 5:50)

A Tribute to David Netterville, part of the US Joint Military Task Force (6:06)

CNN Photo Gallery

Getty Images: 32 Jonestown Premium Video Footage

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Raw Footage

Much of the “home movies,” Brownie-8 films, old videos, and other amateur motion pictures of Peoples Temple life, both inside and outside the sanctuary of the church, has been lost. A number of videos filmed by members of Peoples Temple – both in California and Jonestown – may be accessed through the Internet Archive site. (A larger collection of videos also available through that site includes post-tragedy interviews, programs and podcasts.) Additional footage from Jonestown itself may be found through the California Historical Society page on the Internet Archive.

News Footage (post-1978)

The Jonestown Tragedy (CBS) (2:05)

CBS Special Report: The Horror of Jonestown (49:02)

Jim Jones: Jonestown Massacre 1978 – 1988 (42:46)

USA: Jonestown Guyana Massacre Marked 20 Years On (2:38)

GUYANA/USA: Jonestown Massacre 20 Years On (3:04)

USA: Jonestown Guyana Massacre 20 Years On (4) (2:47)

Jonestown – Report 25 Years Later (3:59)

The Real Kool-Aide Drinkers (2:56) (NBC 30th)

Jonestown Massacre 30th Anniversary (3:44)

30th anniv of Jonestown massacre when more than 900 died, survivor, file (2:58)

Reporter recalls father heading to final story (30th anniv.) (5:02)

Slain reporter’s legacy kept alive by son (4:30)

Jonestown memorial service, Oakland, Ca. (2011) -2 (15:57)

Jonestown memorial service 2011, Oakland, Ca.- part 3 (13:15)

Jonestown memorial service, Oakland, Ca. 5/2011 -5 (2:12)

jonestown interview 1 (1:12)

Memorial Dedicated to Victims of Jonestown Murder Suicide (1:16) (News coverage)

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson introduces Resolution to honor Leo Ryan and Jackie Speier (1:18) (35th anniv)

Democratic Cloakroom Dedication Ceremony to Honor Gabrielle Giffords & Leo Ryan (35:25)

Rep Cheri Bustos Interviews Rep. Jackie Speier on Jonestown and Need for Action on Gun Violence (14:13)

Leo J Ryan Park, Foster City, California, USA (2:47)

Jonestown Massacre Remains Discovered in Del. (2014) (1:43)

Discovery of Jonestown Victim’s Remains Hits Home for Antioch Man (1:29)

What Happened To The Bodies At Jonestown? (12:01)

Survivors in Oakland mark 45th anniversary of Jonestown massacre (2:56)

People gather at Oakland cemetery to mark 45 years since the Jonestown Massacre (2:32)

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Jonestown Massacre – Stephan Jones (The Set-Up) (14:07)

Interview with Stephan Jones (3:00)

Mass Murderer Jim Jones’ Son Speaks Out | The Oprah Winfrey Show (Interview with Jim Jones, Jr.) (2010) (13:43)

Jonestown survivor reveals how he avoided death (35 years later, KITV, Vern Gosney interview) (4:55)

Understanding Jonestown & Peoples Temple (Hawaii presentation with Laura Kohl and Vernon Gosney) (1:53:38)

Invitation to Vernon Gosney’s Jonestown Talk on Nov 18, 2013 (4:08)

Introduction to Jonestown (12:44) (36th anniv. Commentary) (2014 intro to Vernon)

Jonestown and the Mind Control Cult of Jim Jones: A Survivor’s Story (25:19)
Interview of Vernon Gosney with Steve Hassan 2018

‘I Felt Trapped In Jonestown,’ Says Survivor Of 1978 Massacre (5:02)
Interview of Vernon Gosney and Rep. Jackie Speier on Dr. Phil (2019)

Jim Jones Massacre Survivor tells his story (Hue Fortson) (44:53)

Jonestown Survivor Speaks Of Her Harrowing Escape (Leslie Wilson) (16:58)

The Mic Show with special guest Leslie Wagner-Wilson (1:05:03)

She survived the Jonestown massacre – Leslie Wagner-Wilson’s gripping story (12:18)

‘People’s Temple’ Survivor Leslie Wagner-Wilson Escaped Before Jonestown Massacre (7:44)

No Church in the Wild ( Series with Leslie Wagner-Wilson (2020)

Episode 1: Traitor (6:31)
Episode 2: Hue I Am (6:27)
Episode 3: Culting While Black (7:40)
Episode 4: All in the Family (6:37)
Episode 5: Jonestown Express (9:16)
Episode 6: Picnic (7:35)

The Jonestown Massacre Survivor Leslie Wagner Wilson (47:28; interview starts at 1:47)

Deborah Layton 4 Min Clip from lecture at IVC ‘Stanford’ (4:11)

Utopia Lost: Laura Johnston Kohl and the People’s Temple (4:00)

Journey For Truth-Jonestown Cult Mass Suicide (Interview with Laura Kohl) (32:47)

Tanya Beckett:–: BBC Witness – 06 Dec. 2015 – Jonestown Massacre (9:50) (Kohl interview)

Local Jonestown Massacre survivor speaks out amid new discovery of victim remains (Laura Kohl, 2014) (2:03)

Interview with Laura Kohl “My Jonestown Experience” (46:48)

The Ochelli Effect 1 8 2015 A survivor from JONESTOWN Laura Kohl (1:59:45)

Jonestown Survivor Laura Kohl Interview (made with Spreaker)
(part 1 of 4) (15:00)
(part 2 of 4) (15:00)
(part 3 of 4) (15:00)
(part 4 of 4) (8:10)

Afterwards 16: Jonestown Survivor: Laura Johnston Kohl

PTSD – Interview with Tim Carter (made with Spreaker)
(part 1 of 5) (15:00)
(part 2 of 5) (15:00)
(part 3 of 5) (15:00)
(part 4 of 5) (15:00)
(part 5 of 5) (12:54)

Most Evil – Jonestown Follower (Tim Carter) (3:18) (Dr. Stone, 30 years later)

Mom, Aunt, Cousins & the End of People’s Temple: Sharon Amos & Her Children (55:23)
Interview with August Silverstein, nephew of Sharon Amos

Interviews with Thom Bogue and Julia Scheeres, by Michael Gangitano, 2021
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Jonestown Lullaby by Teri Buford O’Shea (2:00)

Jim Jones & The Hue Fortson Family – The “Jim Jones” Town Story (11:13)

Jim Jones Story by Hue Fortson Jr. #1.avi (8:56)

Jim Jones Story by Hue Fortson Jr. #2.avi (8:31)

Jim Jones & The Hue Fortson Jr. Family? (12:11)

Jim Jones Massacre Survivor tells his story (Hue Fortson) (44:53)

Jonestown Survivor Gets a Healing Read | Long Island Medium (Tracy Parks) (TLC) (3:20)

CNN Interview with Tracy Parks, including “CNN Back Story,” with account of Parks’ trip to Guyana to participate in documentary (9:20)

Remembering the Peoples Temple: David Parker Wise (11/8/2019)

Interview with David Parker Wise, former member of Peoples Temple (12/13/15)

Jonestown survivor discusses cult experiences, politics, advice for other survivors (Interview with Yulanda Williams, 11/20/2019) (begins at 15:48)

30 Years Later, Survivor Recounts Jonestown (Interview with Yulanda Williams) (2:01)

Surviving the Jonestown Massacre! True Life Cult Stories | Part one! (Interview with Yulanda Williams) (2021) (27:53; interview starts at 2:25)

Surviving the Jonestown Massacre! True Life Cult Stories | Part two! (Interview with Yulanda Williams) (2021) (33:14; interview starts at 0:56)

The Fall of Jim Jones and Jonestown Podcast! Part three! (Interview with Yulanda Williams) (2021) (24:05; interview starts at 1:10)

Part One: Black Jonestown Survivors On How They Survived, The Cult Of Jim Jones, His Sexuality & Lives Lost (Interview with Yulanda Williams, Leslie Wagner Wilson and Herbert Newell) (2021) (1:31:09)

Part Two: Black Jonestown Survivors, ‘This Wouldn’t Have Happened To White People’ (Interview with Yulanda Williams and Leslie Wagner Wilson) (2021) (1:19:42)

The Jonestown Tragedy (The Real Jim Jones) (2:05) (Steve Sung Interview, 30th anniv.)

Jackie Speier Recalls Jonestown Massacre, 37 Years Later (2:57)

Jonestown Survivor: I was Shot Five Times (CNN conversation with Jackie Speier)

Conversation with Congresswoman Jackie Speier (2016) (54:16)

Jackie Speier on Her Memoir Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage and Fighting Back 11/13/2018 (28:14)

Reporter Injured at Jonestown Remembers Massacre (Interview with Tim Reiterman) (2:21)

Docu on Peoples Temple Attorney Charles Garry (11:37)

Cecil Williams Remembers Jim Jones & His People’s Temple (5:31)

Baba Dick Gregory: The Truth About Jim Jones & Jonestown (7:24)

Walter Rodney- Jonestown
Part 1 (45:04)
Part 2 (45:23)
Part 3 (12:45)

Don Harris Last Appearance on News 8 [1972] (8:36)

A Peoples Temple Panel Discussion and Collection Viewing (CHS) (1:19:27)

Peoples Temple Oral History Workshop 5-25-2013 (6:03:58)

Jonestown Part 1 (Simmons interviews Rebecca Moore) (3:28)

Jonestown Part 2 (Simmons interviews Rebecca Moore) (6:49)

Responding to Jonestown: The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana: An Interview with Paul Storm (51:55)

Shooting on Port Kaituma air strip 18th November 1978: An Interview with Clifton James (36:57)

Griot Institute, “Jonestown Reconsidered, 35 Years Later” (Feb 2013)

Fielding McGehee

Rebecca Moore

Stanley Nelson Lunch Talk

Leigh Fondakowski

Jordan Vilchez

Tim Carter

Julia Scheeres, author, A Thousand Lives

Stephan Jones

Jonestown Reconsidered Student Response

12 YO Escapes Death Cult Minutes Before Massacre | The Case of Tracy Parks (25:30)

Tampa woman’s encounter with cult leader Jim Jones (2023) (2:23)

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Interviews Related to Peoples Temple

Author James Kelley-Psychopathology of Jim Jonestown (Jay’s (1:31:42)

A Thousand Lives

Jim Jones and A Thousand Lives of Jonestown with Best Selling Author Julia Scheeres (Truth be Told) (50:14)

Julie Scheeres on the Untold Story of What Happened at Jonestown (3:45)

Julia Scheeres, Author “A Thousand Lives” (5:53)

A Thousand Lives – Julia Scheeres at Books Inc. Berkeley, California 10/26/2011 (44:33)

Story Hour in the Library featuring Julia Scheeres (50:53)

The Road to Jonestown

Jeff Guinn on his book “The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple” (5:34)

Jeff Guinn Talks About His New Book ‘The Road To Jonestown’ (5:51)

The Road To Jonestown | Book Review (5:29)

Panel Discussion on History Featuring Jeff Guinn, Author of The Road to Jonestown 4/23/2017 (58:48)

The Road to Jonestown with Jeff Guinn 08/04/2017 (44:06)

Author Jeff Guinn, Sept., 2017 (24:38)

Cults & Crimes Series: Jonestown Mass Suicide: Revisiting The Cult That Ended With The Deaths Of 900 | TODAY (5:18)

Black Women, Peoples Temple and Jonestown (15:45) (MoAD Panel, July 2017)

David Conn: Cult Expert, Jim Jones, Peoples Temple, Jonestown Guyana (Opperman Report) (1:37:06)

Aftershow: David Conn 2014 05 09

David Conn : Jim Jones & the Jonestown Cultic Horror (1:10:50)

Jim Jones Cult: 900 People Dead But Did You Know… (The Josh Tolley Show) (interview with Conn) (21:57)

Jim Jones & Obama – Cult Leaders (35th anniv.) (Conn Interview) (10:41)
(Full Interview) (58:07)

Mark Stricherz of Roll Call magazine on the Jonestown Massacre Anniversary 2019 (34:58)

Rebecca Gale of Roll Call magazine Talks About Tragedy in Guyana (05:23)

David Talbot: Season of the Witch, San Francisco History from 1967-1982 05/16/2021 (52:30)

Author Discussions on Language and Cult-like Influence 07/17/2021 (1:20:06)

Conservative History of America’s Left 08/05/2008 (1:03:19)

Modern Religious Utopias: History Lecture by Amy Koehlinger (1:47:30)

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Peoples Temple Footage

People’s Temple (David Gottlieb & Jim Ruxin 1972 doc) (21:56)
[Note: For information about the footage in this, and a second documentary by Ruxin and Gottlieb, contact Mr. Ruxin through this website.]

Rev Jim Jones – People’s Temple Christian Church, Los Angeles, CA (9:28)

A People’s Temple meeting with Jim Jones (29:34)

People’s Temple Christian Church – Los Angeles, CA (2:08) (1972 doc with shots of LA Temple)

Videos provided by Julia Scheeres

Rare Jonestown footage (6:17)

Jonestown Community Interviews (7:35)

Group Testimonials from Jonestown (12:21)

Jonestown Schoolchildren Craft Show (1978) (3:42)

Jim Jones Gives a Tour of Jonestown (9:31)

The Children of Jonestown (4:20)

Group Singing at Jonestown (1:12)

Jim Jones Gives a Tour of Jonestown’s Food Supply (0:46)

Group Dancing at Jonestown (0:58)

A Child’s Testimonial from Jonestown (0:28)

Jonestown Pig Farming (1977) (2:12)

Guyanese Officials Visiting Jonestown (Original 1975 Film) (2:13)

Final Jonestown Basketball Game – Before the Tragedy (1978) (3:33)

Jim Jones preaching at a Georgetown, Guyana Church (1977) (2:01)

Jonestown Resident and Seeding Machine (1:23)

Jonestown Schoolchildren – Jim Jones in background (1:50)

Building Jonestown (Children Playing in Background) (1:04)

Jonestown Home Movies 1977 A (3:18)

Jonestown Residents Giving a Tour (1977)

Jonestown Promotional Film (Full Version) (40:32)

Original Jonestown Promotional Film 1977

Part 1 (2:39)
Part 2 (2:25)
Part 3 (3:28)
Part 4 (3:02)
Part 5 (2:35)

Jonestown Entertainment Night at the Pavilion (1978)

Part 1 (3:43)
Part 2 (3:45)
Part 3 (3:43)

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40 Years After Jonestown

The following videos were all placed online in 2018, the fortieth anniversary year of the deaths in Jonestown. This section was compiled by Henri Helander.

Return to Jonestown | Survivors revisit site 40 years after the tragedy | Sunday Night (29:48)

Guyana | Jonestown 40 Years Later | Sunday Night Show Australia | Michael G. Mora (same video as above) (29:48)

Survivor recalls Jonestown tragedy in US 40 years on (4:59)

Survivor recalls Jonestown tragedy 40 years later (2:17)

Jonestown survivor pays tribute to family members 40 years later (1:39)

40 years after Jonestown massacre: Jim Jones’ sons on what they think of their dad (15:24)

Former Peoples Temple members remember Jonestown 40 years later (featuring Gene Cordell, Donna Lawrence (Cordell) (3:17)


Jonestown, Guyana, mass murder-suicide was 40 years ago (1:26)

Jonestown Massacre Turns 40 (2:56)

Jonestown – 40 Years Later «QC’z/AR» (3:50)

Jonestown Massacre (with Thomas Beikman) (4:47)

Discussing Peoples Temple: Social, Cultural, and Political Influences on the movement (1:58:23)

Eyewitness to Shooting on Port Kaituma air strip 18th November 1978 (36:35)

Childhood Jonestown Survivor Recounts Desperate Escape into the Jungle as Cult’s Mass Suicide Killed (Tracy Parks) (3:21)

Jonestown Revisited with Laura Johnston Kohl (2.30)

From the KQED Archives: 40th Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre (4:19)
Among those interviewed: Tim Clancey, Archie Ijames, Charles Garry, Teri Buford, George Moscone, and Frances Johnson

The Inconvenient Truth About Jonestown | Daniel J. Flynn (57:27)

Spokane man shares story of his father’s murder at Jonestown (Jeffrey Humphrey, Don Harris’ son) (3:35)

November 1978 (A look back at the November ’78 in San Francisco and Jonestown, featuring Vernon Gosney) 18:54

The Jonestown Documentary (November 7, 2018) (48:04)

Memorial Ceremony For Jonestown 40th Anniversary Focused On Innocence (2:44)

Jonestown 40th Anniversary Memorial Service (Jim Jones Jr. Speaks at the Memorial) 10:09

Jonestown 40thAnniversary (Tim Carter speaks at the Memorial) (3:30)

Jonestown 40th Anniversary (Stephan Jones speaks at the Memorial) 17:23

Jonestown Memorial 40th Anniversary Memorial Service (Eugene Smith speaks at the Memorial) 16:33

Jonestown Memorial 40th Anniversary Memorial Service (Jordan Vilchez speaks at the Memorial) 11:40

Jonestown 40th Anniversary Memorial Service (Laura Johnston Kohl speaks at the Memorial) 6:31

Jonestown 40th Anniversary (Nicola Tarver-Ruffo speaks at the Memorial) 4:10

Jonestown 40th Anniversary (Raphael Cobb speaks at the Memorial) 0:41

Jonestown 40thAnniversary Memorial site:

Jonestown 43rd Memorial Speaker embarks on a racist rant:

Jonestown victims remembered

Part 1 (A, B) 20:01

Part 2 C 14:02

Part 3 (D, E, F) 21:59

Part 4 (G, H, I) 23:02

Part 5 (J) 19:29

Part 6 (K, L, M) 22:00

Part 7 (M, N, O) 14:44

Part 8 (P, Q, R) 16:50

Part 9 (S) 22:12

Part 10 (T, V, W) 21:12

40 years after Jonestown with Jackie Speier

Watch: Jackie Speier Hears Newly Uncovered Jonestown Tape For the First Time (4:27)

Congresswoman Recalls Surviving Jonestown Massacre | TODAY (9:47)

40 years later, Rep. Speier looks back on surviving Jonestown (7:25)

Jonestown Massacre 40 Years Later: Shooting Survivor Speaks Out | NBC Nightly News (2:56)

Left for dead at Jonestown 40 years ago: Rep. Jackie Speier looks back at the ordeal she survived (3:44)

Congresswoman Jackie Speier discusses Jonestown massacre 40 years later (3:42)

Lawmaker Still Has Bullets in Body 40 Years After Jonestown (2:34)

Jackie Speier on how the Jonestown massacre changed her life (3:20)

Andrea Mitchell talks to Congresswoman Speier about Undaunted, 40th anniversary of Jonestown (7:23)

Shot and left for dead l Rep. Jackie Speier opens up about surviving Jonestown massacre (19:51)

What Rep. Jackie Speier learned after being shot investigating Jonestown (3:13)

Jonestown survivor, Congresswoman Jackie Speier talks about her perseverance (10:15)

Congresswoman Speier Tells Of How She Survived Jonestown (3:51)

Rep. Jackie Speier: Jonestown, Courage and Fighting Back (1:07:49)

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Archive of Death Tape (FBI Q 042)

Jim Jones Sermon Clips 1 (1976-78) (7:05)

Jim Jones Sermon Clips 2 (1976-78) (8:25) (tape)

Jim Jones; ‘ I am very emotionally disturbed!’ (same tape)

Jim Jones and son Stephan exchange words (tape) (9:55)

Jim Jones and son Stephen 2 (9:56)

Psychotic Jim Jones Audio Tape (Rare) (tape) (6:45)

Jim Jones Yells At a Senile Elderly (tape) (9:35)

A Special Section on “He’s Able,” an album recorded in 1973, by the Peoples Temple Choir, is here. The page includes MP3s of all album tracks.

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Jonestown: Life & Death of Peoples Temple

Jonestown: Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006), directed by Stanley Nelson, was produced for the American Experience series on PBS. Its website appears here. Among its features is the transcript of the film. The site also includes numerous articles and information on purchase of the film.

Jonestown: Life & Death of Peoples Temple (1:24:50)

Jonestown: Life & Death of Peoples Temple (Trailers, Reviews and Interviews)
Trailer (2:17)
Trailer (1:56)

MGU Interview: Jonestown director Stanley Nelson (28:15)

Guyana Tragedy

Guyana Tragedy The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie) (3:09:20)

Guyana Cult Of The Damned (aka Guyana – Crime of the Century)

Guyana Cult Of The Damned – 1979 full movie (1:48:06)
Also at:

RR7912B Guyana/Mexico: Filming The Jonestown Massacre (17:55)

Guyana Cult of the Damned (1979) trailer (2:14)

Jonestown: Paradise Lost

Jonestown: Paradise Lost is a docudrama that made its world premiere on Canadian television before being shown on The History Channel.

Jonestown: Paradise Lost (1:39:37)

The Sacrament

The Sacrament (1:23:18) (Opens to preview, available for $2.99)

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Documentaries and Films

605 Adults 304 Children (2019) (14:04)

Deceived – The Jonestown Tragedy (1979 documentary film based on the book of the same name by Mel White) (45:31)

Deceived: A Film Forum Discussing how Easily People are Deceived

The Final Report-Jonestown Documentary (44:46)

Jonestown Cult Suicides – Cult Documentary (47:19)

The Story of the Deadliest Cult in History (47:11)
Dramatizations and reenactments mixed with archival photos and footage

Jonestown Massacre (44:14)

The Truth About Jonestown (Superstation) (35:59) (Polish subtitles)

The Jonestown Massacre (Great Crimes and Trials) (23:51)

Return to Jonestown (ABC)
Part 1 (14:52)
Part 2 (14:15)
Part 3 (9:42)

6-07 In Search Of… Jim Jones (Part 1 of 3) (7:46)
6-07 In Search Of… Jim Jones (Part 2 of 3) (6:48)
6-07 In Search Of… Jim Jones (Part 3 of 3) (7:15)

Jonestown: The faithful drink the Kool Aid (CNN – Escape from Jonestown segment) (7:35)

‘Seconds from Disaster – Jonestown’ The National Geographic Channel (5:39)

Jonestown: The Women Behind The Massacre | February 26, 2018| A&E (promo) (2:11)

The Jonestown Massacre: A Timeline | A&E (2:11)

Return to Jonestown | Leslie Wagner-Wilson and Thom Bogue revisit site 40 years after the tragedy | Sunday Night (Australia) (2018) (29:48)

Truth and Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost (September 28, 2018)

Part 1: Who was the Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones? (11:35)

Part 2: How Jim Jones rose to power within his Peoples Temple (8:23)

Part 3: Jim Jones was ‘a predator,’ ex-members allege (8:06)

Part 4: Ex-members claim Jim Jones practiced faux suicides (6:16)

Part 5: Jim Jones sets up Jonestown compound in Guyana (5:49)

Part 6: ‘They were absolutely trapped’ in Jonestown (8:15)

Part 7: What happened the last night before the massacre at Jonestown (7:47)

Part 8: Survivors recall shooting that killed congressman, journalists (5:36)

Part 9: Leader Jim Jones, hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide (6:40)

Jim Jones: Journey Into Madness (A&E Biography) (2000) (43:34)

Utopia: The Temple of Paradise (2012) (28:41)

Surviving a cult: How 30 people escaped the Jim Jones murder-suicide (2012) (1:24:46)

Murderous Minds – Jonestown Massacre Jim Jones Documentary (1:34:03) (2020)

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Cult Commentaries Related to PT

From Jonestown to Waco (26:09)

Heaven’s Gate and Jonestown (4:45)

Scientology/David Miscavige/Int Base and People’s Temple/Jim Jones/Jonestown—Comparison (10:01)

Cults: The Rise and Fall of Jonestown (14:19)

Branham’s 1977 and Jonestown (7:10)

Jim Jones And William Branham: The Open Door (9:09)

Jim Jones and the Malachi 4 Elijah Prophecy (8:27)

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Post-Tragedy Tours of Jonestown, Guyana

Visit to Jonestown (25 years later) (Gouviea)
Part 1a (9:54)
Part 2 (9:46)
Part 3 (9:49)
Part 4 (9:36)

Tour of Jonestown, Guyana
(part 1 of 7) (1:22)
(part 2 of 7) (2:49)
(part 3 of 7) (0:21)
(part 4 of 7) (3:40)
(part 5 of 7) (1:37)
(part 6 of 7) (1:52)
(part 7 of 7) (1:00)

Driving from Port Kaituma to Jonestown
(part 1 of 3) (3:56)
(part 2 of 3) (4:23)
(part 3 of 3) (0:46)

Pieces of Jonestown (2010) (3:28)

Jonestown: After the Storm (A Short Film by Nicholas Peart) (2014) (7:07)

A native of Port Kaituma gives a tour of Jonestown in 2023

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Conspiracy and Alternative Theories

Mind Control Experiment (12-01-1978) PT 1 of 3 (1:04:06)

Mae Brussell: Jonestown Was a CIA Mind Control Experiment (12-08-1978) PT 2 of 3 (1:02:31)

Mae Brussell: Jonestown Was a CIA Mind Control Experiment (12-15-1978) PT 3 of 3 (1:03:39)

Dr. Peter David Beter Audio Letter 40 : Jonestown; Battle of Guyana; Nuclear War – November 30, 1978 (51:42)

Mind Control Project – The CIA Linked to the Jonestown Massacre 1/2 (15:00)

Mind Control Project – The CIA Linked to the Jonestown Massacre 2/2 (4:10)

Jonestown: Successful MKUltra Drug Trial (6:23)

MK-ULTRA Cults: Church of Set, Jonestown, the Process Church, and the Franklin Conspiracy. (10:23)

What They Won’t Tell You About Jonestown – Part 1: Joseph Holsinger: Legal Aid To Congress Leo Ryan (7:58) Now offline

What they won’t Tell You about Jonestown – Part 2: John Judge: Jonestown Investigator 5-23-80 (5:30) Now offline

Joe Holsinger Full testimony to ‘Psychosocial Implications of the Jonestown Phenomenon’ (26:00)

John Judge Jonestown Massacre – MK Ultra (5:32)

CIA and Jonestown (8:50)

Jonathan Lee Riches Sues The Rev. Jim Jones And The Peoples Temple Of Guyana (a nut) (6:03)

Brand New Peoples Temple (2:19) (man pretending to be son of Jim Jones)

Evidence of Revision — Mind Control (15:41)

Evidence of Revision 5 of 5 – MK ULTRA and the Jonestown Massacre (1:49:18)

The Truth About Jonestown: What Really Happened? (featuring Grace Stoen, Jackie Speier and Tim Reiterman) (10:22)—What-Really-Happened:c

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Peoples Temple/Jim Jones in 21st Century

Comparing modern day preachers to Jim Jones Cult Leader Part 1 (10:08)

Comparing modern day preachers to Jim Jones Cult Leader Part 2 (8:30)

Jim Jones, The Most Admired Democrat of The 1970s, Censored Info (10:10)

Modern Religious Utopias (1:47:30)
(2013 video lecture by Amy Koehlinger at Oregon State University comparing Father Divine’s Peace Mission and Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple)

The Son of Man speaks on Jim Jones (aired Sunday, Nov 18 2012) (2:59:30)

How ISIS Resembles the Doomsday Cults of the 1970s (2017) (9:35)
New York Times Retro Report

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Music & Art

Cults – Go Outside

Mao Tse Tung Said-Alabama 3
(Live) (6:05)

Music of Diego Harmon (The following selections are all located on his page on Soundclick.)

• “Rev. Jim Jones (Filthy Capitalists)”
• “Jonestown People Threatened by Mercenary Killers”
• “Rev. Jim Jones parachute in on us deluxe”
• “Rev. Jim Jones Congressman Ryan Music Video”
• “Jim Jones: Lord of the Primates”
• “Rev. Jim Jones (Loves good guns better)”
• “Rev. Jim Jones (Trying to leave Jonestown)”

Hyacinth (piece of poetic nonfiction) (7:38) (also at

Other music videos appear here.

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Other videos

Foreign language videos appear here.

Miscellaneous videos and commentaries appear here.