An in-depth look into the Order of the Solar Temple by prodco What’s Up Films (The Staircase, Trial 4)
The first original documentary series commissioned by Salto.
A detailed investigation into the Order of the Solar Temple which tells the story of the murderous madness which took place between 1994 and 1997 and led 74 people to commit mass suicide across France, Switzerland and Canada. In the 90’s, 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?
Format: 5 X 52’
Producers: What’s Up Films (Matthieu Belghiti and Jean-Xavier De Lestrade), the prodco behind (The Staircase, Trial 4)
Original Broadcaster: Salto
Year of production: 2021
Status: In production
International sales: FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT