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What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? In a stripped-down, simple-yet-cinematic interview style, I Survived... allows survivors to explain, in their own words, how they overcame unbelievable circumstances -- offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever.
I Survived... is storytelling at its most dramatic, most basic and most honest.
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Bridget is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her home. Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive. Two boys survive a plane crash.
Lonnie plays dead after her boyfriend chokes her and shoots her four times in the head. Rulon gets stuck in a semi-frozen stream when he goes snowmobiling.A wise-cracking federal prosecutor is abducted by men with machine guns.
Denise is savagely attacked by robbers. Nick is stranded on a mountain in a blizzard with no food and no winter clothing. Leonilda must quickly think of a way to escape when her boyfriend forces her into his car at gunpoint.
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Maura gets home from work and is attacked by a man wielding a knife. Maura is stabbed and forced to drive off with the man. She eventually escapes the car and makes it to a nearby home, where she calls the police.
David hitches a ride with a serial rapist who sexually assaults him and then drives him home. David later learned his attacker was the “freeway killer,” William Bonin, who was eventually convicted of 14 murders and executed in 1996.
Sandy is bathing in a river when a Nile crocodile chomps on her arm. She struggles to break free for a half hour and then decides to sacrifice her arm in order to survive.
Regan and her friend Lin get into a car with 2 serial killers who sexually assault the girls.
Gary and Scott crash their plane and are severely burned when the plane catches fire. They survive in their cabin until the next day when they are rescued.
Downed power lines cause Neza's home to catch fire during Hurricane Sandy. She and her family seek refuge in a neighbor's home until the storm subsides.
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