4. Movie Title: The Sacrament (2013)
The journalist Patrick works at the VICE, a company dedicated to cover bizarre news. When his sister Caroline joins a community, she travels abroad with her new family. Out of the blue, Caroline invites her brother to visit her in an undefined country and Patrick travels by helicopter with his friends Jake and Sam that work with him at VICE. They find weird that the men that have come to guide them to the Eden Parish have guns. On the arrival to the camp, Patrick, Sam and Jake find a community of happy people that worship Father. They interview Father but soon they realize that people are not as happy as they seem to be. Further, they find that they are trapped in the Parish Eden and they want to leave the place with the newcomers. But the Father does not have intention to let them go.
I was so intrigued with “The Sacrament”. After watching it I had to researched the source of the story, which, of course led me to the story of Jim Jones. It also led me to another film, called “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones”. The latter is a better telling of the true story.
Fun Fact: “The Sacrament” is based on the true story of Jim Jones. It follows the 1978 Jamestown Massacre in Jamestown, Guyana.