Wild Wild Country Season 1
Wild Wild Country season 1 started airing on Friday, March 16, 2018. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.
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The season consists of 6 episodes.
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'Wild Wild Country': Here's What It Was Really Like Living in the Commune - The Cheat Sheet - via Cheatsheet
Noa Maxwell was just four when his family decided to leave their life behind and move to India. Originally from London, the family became unhappy with city life and bought a farm in Herefordshire where they attempted self-sufficient living by growing their own food. But when a friend told them about a life-changing commune in India, they dropped everything to go join.
See Owen Wilson as a cult leader in Documentary Now's parody of Wild Wild Country - Entertainment Weekly News - via Ew
Above, you can observe Father Ra-Shawbard in a namaste moment, though best to beware of what he’s selling. “He wants to spread a self-love, an inner peace, a celebration of our connection to the land,” Meyers tells EW. “I would say his internal message is probably more of self-enrichment.”
Oregon journalist Les Zaitz on Wild Wild Country. - Slate - via Slate
In the interview, Wild Wild Country was one of the year’s most riveting documentaries. But one of its sources, journalist Les Zaitz, argues that it pulls punches on the cult that overtook a small town in Oregon, committed the biggest bioterror attack in American history, and had designs to assassinate its critics.
5 Questions to Brocker Way (composer, Wild Wild Country) - I CARE IF YOU LISTEN - via Icareifyoulisten
This is just how they do it—whether they like an idea or not—they will immediately edit some of the footage together in montages and put music that they like behind it. They were excited about this project, in the beginning just aesthetically, then we all knew that this was probably a project we’re going to pursue. Everyone started talking about this story and that’s how I got introduced to it, in this kind of manic research, just diving in for a couple months.
'Wild Wild Country' lawyer approves of Kate Hudson's Bhagwan costume - via Pagesix
She captioned the snapshot with a quote from Bhagwan, who died at age 58 from congestive heart failure in 1990, “Don’t be worried about the future. Live this moment so totally that the next moment comes out of it golden.”
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
The group follows the elderly spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as the Bhagwan, or Rajneesh or Osho. He practices an unusual form of meditation, encourages the rejection of established religion and promotes open sexuality among his followers, known as sannyasins. His hobbies include being enlightened <...> - by Flick Patrol [John McNeil]
As one of the Rajneeshees advises about the journey of following Bhagwan, “the truth lies within.” That might be the largest force within “Wild Wild Country,” the way its logic always goes back to the seed of belief, how a feeling deep in one's gut can send a person on the wildest of journeys. Watching this <...> - by RogerEbert.com [Nick Allen]
As for Rajneesh himself, who died in 1990, he remains something of an enigma. From the footage that exists of his public speeches, it’s hard to sense the charisma that could have persuaded his followers to believe in a shamelessly avaricious guru with a million-dollar diamond Rolex and the largest collection of <...> - by The Atlantic [Sophie Gilbert]
From early footage alone, she’s the kind of person you expect to be in jail or in hiding, but the Way brothers found her. She’s a prominent part of the present-day commentary, alongside the current mayor and long-time resident of Antelope, a number of local ranchers, and a few key Rajneeshees. Their <...> - by indieWire [Ben Travers]
Moreover, the fact that Sheela is a woman who projects such confidence and, in the old archival footage, such utter fearlessness, inspires fascination — if not outright admiration — in some viewers, in spite of things she did that they find disturbing. You'll hear the word "bad-ass." Her defiance is tinged with <...> - by NPR [Linda Holmes]