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Wild Wild Country 

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When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
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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
18 March 2018 | by Wanderlust024See all my reviews

I found Wild Wild Country to be a fascinating documentary. It had so many shocking twists and turns, it kept me riveted. Prior to watching this documentary, I had never heard of Bhagwan or the Rajneeshees. The events that transpired are almost shocking enough to be fictional.

The six-part documentary details the story of a group of disciples led by an Indian guru named Bhagwan. It follows their move from India to a rural area in Oregon where they founded a town called Rajneeshpuram. I felt that Bhagwan remained something of an enigma throughout the documentary. Although they did share footage of him, I didn't really get a sense of what his disciples saw in him to cause their devotion. His religious movement seemed to be founded on a philosophy of meditation (although I meditate and so would not call what they were doing meditation, by the way), valuing material wealth, and sexual freedom as a road to harmony. I really did not get Bhagwan's appeal.

That said, the documentary did an amazing job of sharing the progression of Bhagwan's movement over time, the perspectives of three of his disciples, and the impact of the Rajneeshees on the existing community of Antelope, Oregon. I thought the documentary did a fair job of presenting both sides regarding the collision of interests between the Antelope community members and the Rajneeshees. I found it interesting to see how two opposing groups can view the same events with such sharp disparity. As well, it was interesting to see how the Rajneeshees' desire to create a community of peace, love, and acceptance lead to behaviour which embodies the opposite of those goals. Without meaning to offend anyone, from my perspective, it was also such an interesting opportunity to see what people are willing to buy into in order to gain a sense of belonging and meaning in their lives.


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