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The Sect

An in-depth look into the Order of the Solar Temple

The most unbelievable case of collective madness

Produced by Oscar-awarded director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

In the ’90s, a series of mass murders and collective suicides in France, Switzerland and Canada, reveals the existence of the Solar Temple Community, also known as OTS. Convinced of an imminent apocalypse, 74 persons are said to have committed suicide between 1994 and 1997 in mystical and macabre circumstances. How did these followers, for the most part educated and influent, allowed themselves to be dragged down to such atrocious deaths? Did they act consciously? Were they under the influence of their guru? Or were they brutally murdered?

Genre: documentaries, series

Format: 4×36′

Directed by: 

Produced by: What’s Up Films (Matthieu Belghiti and Jean-Xavier De Lestrade)

Original Broadcasters: Salto

Language: French

Year of production: 2021

International Sales: Federation

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