Conflict with Oregon Locals Escalates into a Scandal in Netflix's Limited Series “Wild Wild Country”

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13 March 2018
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Wild Wild Country
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“Wild Wild Country”
Premieres Friday, March 16 on Netflix
 
         When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, a massive conflict with local ranchers ensues; producing the first bioterror attack in US history, the largest case of illegal wiretapping ever recorded, and the world's biggest collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles. In purchasing some 64,000 acres of land, Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s goal was to build his city of Rajneeshpuram.   
 

         Over six episodes, Directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Duplass Brothers Productions) take viewers back to this pivotal, yet largely forgotten moment in American cultural history, one in which our national tolerance for the separation of church and state was sorely tested. Wild Wild Country is historical filmmaking brought to life on an epic scale. It’s a tale so wild that seeing means barely believing.
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