The Anarchists trailer unveiled by HBO
HBO unveiled the trailer for The anarchists, a six-part HBO Original documentary series directed by Todd Schramke and produced by Blumhouse Television. You can watch the trailer using the player below.
The anarchists debuts Sunday, July 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays at the same time on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
In 2015, Jeff Berwick, a Canadian entrepreneur turned provocateur, launched a conference in Acapulco, Mexico, hoping to promote anarchy in its purest form – an ideal espousing the absence of government with individual autonomy. absolute.
The event, called “Anarchapulco,” attracts an international array of libertarians, fugitives, and families seeking to “deschool” their children to protect them from the bureaucracies of modern life, as well as cryptocurrency and tech evangelists. others attracted to the idea of creating a stateless community, free from governments and central banking systems.
Taking place over six years, The anarchists chronicles a series of strange and deadly events. What begins as an impulsive one-off gathering morphs into a full annual event, gaining momentum and attracting sponsorship from cryptocurrency companies with speakers such as Ron Paul and BitCoin investor Roger Ver.
And when freedom activists who shy away from the rules gather in one of the world’s most dangerous cities, the utopian ideology collides with the unpredictability of human nature. Relationships are broken, rivalries are forged, and ultimately lives are lost.
With intimate access to key players, The anarchists features candid, first-hand accounts of Berwick, the movement’s reluctant figurehead; anarchist activists Lisa and Nathan Freeman who left the United States with their children to find a freer life in Mexico; and John Galton and Lily Forester, American fugitives on the run on drug charges, among others.
The docuseries follows individuals committed to this movement with full access to the ensuing drama as a community tries to live alongside tourists and drug cartels with only the tenets of anarchy as their guideposts.
The loosely defined ideology proves unable to hold the community together, and many radical expats eventually find their dream of an anarchist paradise crumbling around them.
Ultimately, this stranger-than-fiction tale evolves from a critique of our modern culture into a dramatic observation of the limits of ideological thought and the consequences of rejecting consensus.
The anarchists is directed by Todd Schramke. Executive producers are Jason Blum, Jeremiah Crowell, Kim Kylland and Todd Schramke for Bird Murmur, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, Mary Lisio, James Buddy Day, Andre Gaines and Allen Bain.
The co-executive producer is Ben Parry. For HBOsenior producer is Tina Nguyen and executive producers are Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.