Discover exclusively the Netflix docu-series, 30 years after the tragic event.
This is the 30th anniversary of the tragic events in Waco and in commemoration of the siege that took place from February 28 to April 19, 1993, when the cult leader David Koresh battled the feds for 51 bloody days in this Texas town, Netflix will premiere new upcoming docuseries, Waco: The American Apocalypsefrom the director Russell Bar.
“Waco is a story about God and guns in America, and how they affect our children,” says Russell Parade. “These issues are as urgent today as they were 30 years ago when the tragedy took place. I hope the series provokes thoughtful discussion and consideration of our history, so that we don’t make the same mistakes again.
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For this purpose, Waco: The American Apocalypse is a definitive look at what really happened during the tragedy, combining recently unearthed archival footage with revealing interviews with those closest to the conflict, including one of Koresh’s spirit wives, the last child released alive from the compound and the law enforcement agencies of the FBI and ATF.
Parade has an exclusive clip (above) from the documentary, where we hear Balenda GanemBranch Davidian’s mother David Thibodeauabout her worry when she realizes her son might be in trouble.
Ganem says, “Last summer, before he left Los Angeles to go to Waco, we took a long walk and he was trying to tell me about David Koresh. ‘Mom, they are in the Bible.’ That kind of stopped me. I said, ‘David, that’s not what we are.’ »
Ganem never met David Koresh, but she spoke to him several times on the phone. “I said, ‘David, do you believe that God sent you here?’ and he said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Do you feel like a prophet?’ and he said, ‘Yes, I am a prophet.’ And then I asked the key question, ‘Are you the messiah?’ And he said, ‘Yes, I am.’ When I hang up the phone, I’m on alert. ‘Dave is in trouble. This guy thinks he’s the second coming.
Thibodeau was one of the survivors of the Siege of Waco.
Waco: The American Apocalypsebegins streaming on Netflix on Wednesday, March 22.
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