Waco: The Longest Siege
Thursday, sbs, 8.30pm
On the 25th anniversary of the Waco siege, this documentary explores the rise of the self-appointed Messiah, David Koresh, from obscurity to prophet, and finally to leader of the Branch Davidian sect in West Texas. Find out more about Koresh’s extraordinary global recruitment effort to expand his budding faith community by mailing his tape-recorded sermons and visiting evangelical communities around the world. Hear tales from those persuaded by his message from as far afield as Australia, England and Hawaii, many returning to join the sect’s primitive camp in Texas, where they lived a spartan life studying the Bible.