documentary series about the controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho), his one-time personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela, and their community of followers in the Rajneeshpuram community located in Wasco County, Oregon, US.
The new Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country opens in Antelope, Ore., a town of 40 people who, in 1981, had no idea Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was headed their way. A mystic who defied Hindu sexual norms, and hoped to transform his followers into «the new man,» he hoped to expand beyond his Pune ashram in India. With the help of his powerful personal secretary, Ma Anand Sheela, the Rajneeshees bought 64,000 acres just outside Antelope to construct their utopian city: Rajneeshpuram. Four years later, Rajneeshpuram was in chaos. Sheela was arrested and later convicted for her part in a conspiracy to poison 751 people with salmonella to suppress voter turnout ahead of a local election. Bhagwan pleaded guilty to immigration fraud and returned to India, where he died in 1990.