It’s a cloudy morning in February 1993. The US agency ATF, which is tasked with fighting crimes involving alcohol, tobacco, weapons and explosives, is on its way to the Christian sect Branch Davidian’s collective out in the Texas countryside. ATF suspects that the sect collects illegal weapons. They are planning a raid to arrest sect leader David Koresh. But the Branch Davidians have been preparing for the end of the world, waiting for the final battle between the evil and the good powers. And they are ready to defend themselves.
The raids do not go as planned and the sect members shoot at the police when they feel threatened. Several police officers and sect members are killed and injured. Soon the government side is backed by the federal police FBI.
The sect members refuse to come out and the FBI, which fears that the sect will commit collective suicide, lingers. There is a siege that lasts for 51 days – which is broadcast live all over the United States – and ends in disaster.
Clive Doyle: Branch Davidian and survivor of the Waco disaster.
Heather Jones: Former Branch Davidian who survived the Waco disaster as a child.
David Bunds: Fd Branch Davidian.
Byron Sage: The FBI’s hostage dealer.
Peter Åkerbäck: Historian of religion at Stockholm University.
Of: Emelie Svensson.
Produzent: Ida Lundqvist.
Publisher: Hanna Toll.