Peoples Temple in the Arts

Jonestown PhotoA number of artists, writers and filmmakers have completed – or are still working – on many creative projects which consider the people of Peoples Temple and the events in Jonestown. The articles below describe those projects, introduce the creative forces behind them, and consider how they perceive their own work.

    1. Jonestown Play to Premiere in April by Leigh Fondakowski
    2. Notes on Jonestown Carpet, 2004 by Laura Baird
    3. Lavender Look still looking for interviews by Michael Bellefountaine
    4. Ghosts of November Searches for New Publisher
    5. After Jonestown Update
    6. PBS Documentarian Begins Work on Peoples Temple Story by Noland Walker
    7. Playwright Considers Life for Adolescents in Jonestown by Anna Wisniewski
    8. A Report on Father’s Love by Hue Fortson Jr.
    9. Student Filmmaker Looks for Additional Interviews by Jessica Distad
    10. Jonestown: The Musical: A Review by Norman Scott
    11. Peoples Temple and Black Religion: A Review by the Rev. Richard A. Lawrence
    12. Gone From the Promised Land: A Review of the second edition by Paul VanDeCarr