By Jan Bušta
film-reconstruction

 

On Sunday 18 November 1978 an American, Reverend Jim Warren Jones, ordered members of his Peoples Temple sect in Guyana to drink some strawberry squash which included cyanide. His speech, which caused the death of 913 people of which one third were children, was recorded on tape. For ever the tape became known as the Jonestown death tape. The film being prepared is an original attempt to bring the biggest mass suicide on to the cinema screens. Thirteen year old boy in the role of the charismatic Reverend and hundreds of children playing with death…