Documentaries are one of the most insightful ways to understand the mindset of an era, culture or even a human being. In this case, we urge you to watch the story of an Indian guru by the name of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh who made the headlines in the ’70s.
Rajneesh created something special in the heart of Oregon i.e. a community for his followers. You may not believe it yet but at one point in the ’80s, the community was almost like a fully functioning city with a dam, electricity facilities and also their very own airport near Antelope.
You will see mind-boggling events through real news footage of how locals clashed with this community making this into the most famous scandal ever. Directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way have shown more about this sex cult through one of the most researched stories ever.
There are hundreds of reasons why “Wild Wild Country” still is a story to be witnessed but we will scale it down to 5 beautiful reasons, just for you!
“Wild Wild Country” is full of thriller & suspense
Don’t just expect this to be a boring documentary. “Wild Wild Country” is a full-blown crime and suspense drama. There’s so much you’ll witness that will get you thinking about what’s right and wrong. The makers have shown both sides here in such a neutral way that you’ll never be biased toward anyone.
What we like about the series is how they’ve built up the storyline showing the rise and creation of the community until it climaxes in the end. We also like the fact that they’ve utilized actual people that were affected by this cult and let you decide what’s right!
Was this just a sex cult or something more than that?
Whether you call this a sex cult or a new religion altogether, we all can agree that a cult can be mysterious and dangerous at the same time. No one knows what happened within the walls of this cult and hence looking at this 6 episode series will give you the best insight about Rajneesh and his followers.
What we like about this series is how they show you every aspect of the cult right from being fully naked and meditating to each belief of theirs that can scare your soul.
There’s a lot of original footage in the series
While it was difficult to get some raw footage back then, “Wild Wild Country” will give you a never seen before documentary that has a huge amount of original footage available for you to see what happened in the community built by Rajneesh.
What we like about this series is how they’ve brought ahead former members who willingly share their experience of being part of this cult.
A cult story as such is very unique
Let’s face it. A cult story is quite exciting as it has rich content and stories that can excite you. Their belief, practices, and traditions are different and are amazingly unique if compared with what we see on regular television series. Not only series, but you won’t find such amazing content in books and movies too.
What we like about this series is how we get to witness the amazing events on Rajneesh and his followers.
Surprisingly, this movement still exists
Rajneesh passed away more than 25 years back and still, his movement is still alive. Also titled as the Osho cult, the community still believes in Rajneesh’s vision of living life uniquely.
What we like overall about this series, is that it will help you understand about a cult that created a storm like no other. Hence we request you to watch it if you haven’t already!