Rajneesh: Spiritual Terrorist! (1989)

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"They jailed him in chains, deported him from America and said he was finished. But the controversial guru is back. And in a very big way.
From all over the world thousands of affluent and educated seekers are flocking to his ashram in Poona, India.
Producer/director Cynthia Connop and crew gained exclusive and unprecedented access to Rajneesh himself, and to the exotic private and public lifestyles that have earned him headlines around the world.
A central focus of the film is the conflict of a young Australian husband and father who leaves his pregnant wife and his son to explore what it is Rajneesh and his ashram in India have to offer.
The documentary also provides intimate portraits of some of the disciples around Rajneesh, including a young American actor, a former CIA agent, a German princess and Rajneesh's personal dentist. :Rajneesh's own origins are traced as well — from his early years and his rise to prominence in India, to his role in the much-publicised American commune that collapsed when he was deported from the USA.
Objectively and provocatively, RAJNEESH: SPIRITUAL TERRORIST! profiles one of the most enigmatic men of our time."
language
English
released
Oct 19, 1989
length
56 min

credits

directed by
Cynthia Connop
writing
Jack Allen: narration script
narrator
Ross Higgins
produced by
Jack Allen: associate producer
Cynthia Connop: producer
VISION QUEST FILMS
ABC TV AUSTRALIA
cinematography by
Tony Wilson
film editing by
David Lourie
production management
Jo-Anne McGowan: production manager
sound department
George Hart: sound mixer
John Henry: additional sound
Leo Sullivan: sound recordist: second unit
Ian Wilson: sound recordist
camera and electrical department
Steve Arnold: cinematographer: second unit
Michael Hemmings: still photographer
editorial department
Paula Lourie: assistant editor
other crew
Wendy Chapman: production assistant
Gary Davis: production consultant
Sally Hansen: film lawyer
Michael Murray: additional researcher

see also

IMDB
Osho Film Festival