At first, the tragedy that is explored in the Netflix documentary Waco: America Apocalypse might seem far removed from the Oklahoma City bombing. The former involved a religious cult known as the Branch Davidians, while the latter involved an act of domestic terrorism. Still, there are surprising connections between the two that were briefly touched on in Waco: American Apocalypse.

The burning remnants of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.
Branch Davidian compound in Waco | Netflix

What is ‘Waco: American Apocalypse’ about?

Waco: American Apocalypse explores the 51-day standoff in which ATF and FBI agents attempted to siege a religious compound that belonged to the Branch Davidians. The religious group was led by David Koresh, and the documentary includes testimony from law enforcement, news reporters, and Branch Davidians.

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