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- Posted on Jul 21st 2011 6:00PM by Ben Jones
Video: 'Go Outside'
Highlight: "To tell the story of Cults' hauntingly beautiful track, 'Go Outside,' I was inspired to bring the band inside the world of Jim Jones' famous religious cult the People's Temple and the eventual tragedy in Jonestown," director Isaiah Seret tells Spinner. "Fortunately, when exploring the feasibility of this video I became acquainted with Fielding M. McGehee III, an expert on the People's Temple history and the primary researcher for the Jonestown Archive. It is thanks to him and his encouragement that I was able to take on this project and through his support gained access to over two and a half hours of home videos showing the People's Temple in Jonestown." See the video below and read on for more.
"For this music video we didn't want to put a spin on the footage or the peoples lives -- instead we wanted to re-tell and humanize their story. In order to achieve this we used a combination of stock footage, visual effects and other tricks to embed the band into the historical footage. Lastly, I am moved to say when we completed the video we were able to preview it for some of the survivors of the Jonestown Massacre who expressed their appreciation of our focus on the lives of the People's Temple members as opposed to exploiting the graphic images of the final tragedy."