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When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city deep in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Osho ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2018
Ma Anand Sheela ...  Herself 6 episodes, 2018
George Meredith ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2018
Jon Bowerman Jon Bowerman ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2018
Kelly McGreer Kelly McGreer ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2018
Rosemary McGreer Rosemary McGreer ...  Herself 6 episodes, 2018
John Silvertooth John Silvertooth ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2018
Jane Stork ...  Herself 6 episodes, 2018
Ma Prem Sunshine Ma Prem Sunshine ...  Herself 6 episodes, 2018
Philip Toelkes ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2018
Robert Weaver Robert Weaver ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2018
Krishna Devi ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2018
Charles Turner Charles Turner ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2018
Ma Prem Hasya Ma Prem Hasya ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2018
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When a controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, it causes a massive conflict with local ranchers. This docuseries chronicles the conflict, which leads to the first bioterror attack in the United States and a massive case of illegal wiretapping. It is a pivotal, but largely forgotten, time in American cultural history that tested the country's tolerance for the separation of church and state. Written by Jwelch5742

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He created one hell of a utopia.

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16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Fascinating, Bizarre, Compelling
16 March 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

I've said it numerous times, if Netflix does anything right, its it's original docu-series shows like Shot In The Dark, Firechasers, Voyeur, Wormwood, Making A Murderer, and Dirty Money. This miniseries is definitely another great series from Netflix, a compelling and very interesting story about the enigmatic Indian spiritual leader Osho and his Neo-Sannyas Movement and their relocation to a virtually uninhabited location in the US, creating their own city, and the subsequent 1984 bio-terror attack of many dozens of people being poisoned and a series of attempted murders. The story is perfectly executed and kept me interested and mesmerized me through this bizarre but fascinating cult like movement only to be shocked at the end result of the movement. It was amazing to watch what could have been a beautiful and incredible thing spiraled out of control. A truly unique story very deserving of a watch.

Split up into 6 parts, we experience the beginnings of the religion/cult/movement in India, to their creation of 15,000 strong city from nothing, to the internal frictions, and the subsequent scandal that forever changed the movement. I remember nothing about this because I had yet to be born when it happened, and even some people much older than me didn't know of this amazing story. The story starts off very spiritual, very positive, almost the creation of a Utopian society. But through careful and meticulous story telling, things begin to unwind and things end badly, something you would have never expected if you went into this with no knowledge of it.

All in all, a very fascinating story as far as I'm concerned, definitely worth a watch.


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