Wild Wild Country (2018)

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A Netflix Original documentary series, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Winner of the Emmy Award "Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series - 2018".

"In 1981 an Indian guru and his followers journey west to Oregon and build a world-class utopian city. Conflict erupts with local ranchers and state authorities, as both sides are pushed down paths neither thought imaginable." (The Tribeca Film Institute)
Mar 16, 2018
6 h 40 min (six part miniseries)


(in order of appearance)
John Silvertooth ~ Antelope Mayor
Rosemaryn and Kelly McGreer ~ local ranchers
Jon Bowerman ~ local rancher
Bhagwan Rajneesh
Ma Anand Sheela
Jane Stork ~ Ma Shanti B
Swami Prem Niren ~ Bhagwan's Personal Attorney
Jayananda ~ President, Rajneesh International
Robert Weaver ~ U.S. Attorney, District of Oregon
Ma Prem Sunshine "Sunny"
Margaret Hill ~ Antelope Mayor
William Gary ~ Attorney General
Mark Greenfield ~ Attorney, 1000 Friends of Oregon

Chapman Way
Maclain Way
written by
Chapman Way
produced by
Duplass Brothers Productions
Juliana Lembi
executive producers
Mark Duplass
Jay Duplass
Josh Braun
Dan Braun
Lisa Nishimura
Ben Cotner
Adam Del Deo
edited by
Neil Meiklejohn

see also

A Passage to America
The City of Rajneeshpuram
Wild Wild Country on IMDB
Wild Wild Country on Netflix
20 minute interview with Chapman & Maclain Way on Collider
18 minute interview with Chapman & Maclain Way on MSN / Megyn Kelly TODAY, also with a new interview with Jane Stork
BUILD series: Mark Duplass, Maclain & Chapman Way Discuss "Wild Wild Country"
Mark Duplass on ‘Wild Wild Country’ and Not Punching His Partners in the Face: "Wild Wild Country" nominated today for five Emmy Awards (New York Times, July 12, 2018)
Emmy nominations and award 2018
Ojas, Abhilasha & Sugit on the Dutch Jeroen Pauw TV-show (from 40:37)
Interview with Mutribo and Anando on Australian BayFM 99.9
Interview with Sheela on the TeddyTalk podcast
Wild Wild Country - Review by Dhiren (Osho News)
Wild Wild Country - Review by Ma Amrit Roshani (Osho News)
Zen cowboys in the naked city - Review by Sw Anand Harp (Osho News)
Bhagwan’s Doctor Gives His Take on Wild Wild Country - Interview with Sw Prem Amrito (The Cut)
9 Rajneeshpuram Residents on What Wild Wild Country Got Wrong - (The Cut)
Miten shares his experiences of Rajneeshpuram and answers questions Sw Prabhu Miten and Ma Deva Premal on Facebook
Radha C. Luglio on her experience in Oregon Interview with Ma Krishna Radha
Wow, I'm still alive - Review by Subhuti (Sannyas News)
Wild Wild Life - Essay by Dhyan Ji
Noa Maxwell (son of Sw Deva Rashid) interviewed in The Guardian
A very different take on the Ranch by Prem Nirvan
#WildWildCountry #JealousReflections #FromA #ThirdWorldFilmmaker - Review by Akanksha 'Damini' Joshi (Osho News)
A conversation with Milt Ritter (KGW News), a news cameraman who was embedded on Rajneeshpuram - (UPROXX, via OshoNews)
Sheela (Wild Wild Country): “Now, I request all of you, good people: leave me alone” Interview at the Primera Persona festival at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (11 May 2018)
‘Calling it a cult is degrading’: Wild Wild Country’s Ma Anand Sheela on her time as Bhagwan’s​ ​lieutenant (The Guardian, 2018-06-25)
Wild Wild Rajneeshpuram, a collective responsibility : An essay on responsibility and groupthink by Sw Antar Marc
Ma Anand Sheela, Meme-Worthy Star Of Netflix Docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country,’ On Why She Won’t Attend The Emmys (Deadline Hollywood, 17 Aug 2018)
What Happened to the Rajneesh After 'Wild Wild Country'? (Vice Video, interviews with sannyasins)
Tricycle, the Buddhist online mag, a thoughtful review, what WWC missed
A Deeper Truth - Alan Lowen (Sw Anand Rajen) recalls life in the Poona and Oregon ashrams: "Why were we there?"
OIF Osho Times 29 March 2018. Article "The Story behind the Story of Rajneeshpuram".
OIF Newsletter of March 2018 in response to this series.
OIF YouTube playlist made in response to this series.
Blaast een Netflix-serie de Osho-beweging nieuw leven in? NOS-TV, Dutch
OIF sues Netflix.
Interview with Chapman & Maclain Way - Deadline Hollywood
Interview with Chapman & Maclain Way - Park City Television
Interview with Chapman & Maclain Way - CBS News - Creators of Netflix docuseries "Wild Wild Country" discuss rise of Rajneeshees


Official trailer