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Interview with Todd Schramke, Director of New HBO Docuseries "THE ANARCHISTS"

The new HBO Original six-part documentary series "THE ANARCHISTS" Directed by Todd Schramke and produced by Blumhouse Television, debuted on Sunday JULY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with new episodes airing on subsequent Sundays at the same time on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

"THE ANARCHISTS" docuseries introduces viewers to Canadian entrepreneur turned provocateur Jeff Berwick, who in 2015 launched a conference in Acapulco, Mexico in hopes of promoting anarchy in its purest form – an ideal espousing the absence of government and absolute individual self-rule. The event, called “Anarchapulco,” draws an international array of libertarians, fugitives, and families seeking to “unschool” their children to protect them from the bureaucracies of modern life, as well as crypto-currency evangelists and others attracted to the idea of creating a stateless community, free from governments and central banking systems.

Unfolding over six years, THE ANARCHISTS chronicles a strange and deadly series of events. What begins as an impulsive one-off gathering, turns into a full-on, annual event, growing in size and attracting sponsorship from crypto-currency companies featuring speakers such as Ron Paul and BitCoin investor Roger Ver. And when rule-avoidant freedom activists come together in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, utopian ideology collides with the unpredictability of human nature. Relationships are fractured, rivalries are forged and ultimately, lives are lost.