"I Survived" incorporates interviews & stylized recreations to tell stories of people who overcame unbelievable circumstances that changed their lives forever.
A young girl is turned into a sexual slave for a self-proclaimed prophet. An idealistic young man is brainwashed by a dangerous and racist cult and a young woman breaks out of the violent religious organization she has been born into.
A dream vacation turns into a murderous nightmare for a girl when she is orphaned and left to drown on a sinking yacht; a volunteer aid worker in Haiti is buried alive in a collapsed building; and a truck driver's life is threatened.
Kidnapped at gunpoint, Gracia and her husband are forcibly marched through the Philippine jungle by Islamic militants; driving in the Idaho Wilderness, Michelle is impaled in the neck by a branch; Richard is abruptly woken by a knife-wielding intruder.
A young girl is abducted and brutally raped in her car. A diver on a boat trip has a terrifying accident in the middle of the night. And a restaurant manager becomes embroiled in a violent domestic argument that leaves two people dead.
An armed robbery on a Mexican beach escalates into a horrifying sexual assault. An afternoon run in the woods becomes a battle for survival when a tornado strikes. And a Pastor is disemboweled and left for dead in a brutal home invasion.
A woman fights for her life as her boyfriend stabs her. A man trapped for three days in his basement with his arm caught in a boiler faces an agonizing decision--amputate or die? And a teacher is carjacked by an armed fugitive.
Acting as a good Samaritan to a 14-year-old boy, Danielle is shocked when the boy pulls a gun on her. While hiking in the remote Sierra Nevada Mountains, Amy is critically injured after falling 60ft into a rocky ravine.