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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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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English

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16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Orwell's brilliant Animal Farm in real life
28 March 2018 | by SamJohnson1See all my reviews

To understand why utopias do not work this provides a fascinating real life example.

A guru who chooses not to speak and allows his followers to take control - Sheela is a brilliant mix of artful aggression and disingenuousness. Her lack of enlightenment by the end is bizarre. The whole purpose of following Osho was supposedly to gain enlightenment. Will the day ever come when she recognises that her need for power created only chaos?

Human nature in all its frailty plays out on film - everyone should see this - and read Animal Farm, which predicted it all decades ago. Slightly overlong which is the only reason it doesn't get 10 stars - but worth staying with as it truly gets weird halfway through.


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