Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple tells the story of the infamous mass-suicide of members of The Peoples Temple Christian Church on November 18th, 1978 in Guyana, a country in South America.
On that day 918 Christians in the religious cult led by Reverend James Warren "Jim" Jones killed themselves. It was the largest number of U.S. citizens to die from a non-natural event until September 11th, 2001.
This 2006 documentary by American filmmaker Stanley Nelson uses newly found footage of The Peoples Temple which reveals more about what happened that day. The film also features former Temple members, Jonestown survivors, and people who knew Jones.
"Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" won Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Feature Documentary, San Francisco International Film Festival.