Film To Recall November 1978

by Paul VanDeCarr

Paul VanDeCarr, an independent producer, is developing a documentary film on November of 1978 in San Francisco. The film will focus on events related to the Jonestown tragedy on November 18 and the murders of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk on November 27.

The film is currently in pre-production; that is, research is being conducted, a production team is being assembled, and program supports are being put in place. Starting in the new year, Paul will be conducting interviews with participants and observers of Jonestown and Peoples Temple from a variety of perspectives. Some interviews will be conducted as background, and some will be on-camera interviews which may eventually be used in the final cut of the film. While anyone will be considered for interviews, Paul is particularly interested in finding African American members of the Temple and/or their relatives.

The film does not seek to sensationalize events in any way, but rather will humanize members of the Temple, and document its role in San Francisco life.

Paul is also interested in speaking with other people working on media projects concerning Jonestown and Peoples Temple, such as radio, film, drama, photography and other projects.

Prospective interviewees or other media project producers may contact him by writing to, or Paul VanDeCarr, 87 Dolores St., #505 San Francisco, CA 94103. Please include a brief description of your knowledge or involvement with Jonestown or Peoples Temple, as well as contact information.

Originally posted on July 25th, 2013.

Last modified on March 16th, 2014.
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