‘WACO: A New Revelation’ generated a flurry of interest as new revelations about the events that led up to the deaths of 79 men, women and children at Mount Carmel on April 19, 1993 came to light after investigators from MGA Studio’s film division became the first private citizens to gain access to the Waco investigation evidence lockers under the Freedom of Information Act in 1998.
Upon examination, the evidence gathered by the federal officials appeared to contradict the FBI’s congressional testimony, raising serious and disquieting questions about events surrounding the siege at Mt. Carmel and the deaths of the Davidians.
Agency reps have said that there were 3 cameras pointing at the front door of the building that would show everything from that day. Suspiciously, none of the footage could be found. Every one of those tapes vanished.
This film caused the Justice Department and the FBI to reverse their long-held positions on Waco setting off an unprecedented event in the history of documentary film-making.