Arts Section 2007

Jim Jones Talking
Courtesy of California Historical Society

A 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. Art
    1. Artist depicts jonestown lessons in childrens animals, by Andrew Brandou

  3. Books and Articles
    1. Policing Up the Bodies by Jeff Brailey
    2. The Yuck Factor by Annie Dawid
      1. Four Protagonists, One Author
    3. Social Implications of Jonestown by William Del Grande
    4. Book to Consider Jonestown from Guyana Perspective by Eusi Kwayana
    5. I’ll Be Your God: The Psychobiography of Jim Jones by Scott Lines, Ph.D.
    6. Story of Media Involvement in Jonestown Seeks Publication by Pat Lynch
    7. Author seeks interviews with former Temple members for book by Julia Scheeres
    8. Every Story Has Two Sides, Some Three or Four by Richard Williams
    9. Proposed Visit To Jonestown, February 2008 by Chris Green
    10. The Myth of the Zombie Kool-Aid Death Cult by Matthew Newton
    11. Writing about the Jonestown Basketball Team by Wright Thompson

  5. Music
    1. Jonestown “Home Movie” Footage Leads to Creating Audio Based on Death Tape by Blake Edwards
    2. Of Thumbtacks and Timelines by Brian Kevin
    3. “Jonestown”: Annie’s Song Launches Songwriter by Ken Risling
    4. Father Said by Scott Lines

  7. Drama & Documentary
    1. The Difficult Act of Surviving: Notes on The People’s Temple by Leigh Fondakowski
    2. Screenwriter to examine Peoples Temple through the eyes of a journalist by Jeff Keilholtz
    3. The Life And Death Of A T.V. “Pilot” by Chuck Smith
    4. Challenging the Inevitable Norm by Remy Weber
    5. Jonestown As I Know It by Robert Helms