The State We're In, 20 October 2012. A man from a prominent Shia family in Iraq converts to Christianity and is nearly killed. A man in China fakes health documents to save his wife’s life. And a Hollywood producer survives a car crash and is now making movies again.
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Joseph Fadelle - that’s not his real name - was leading a privileged life in Iraq.
He was a Muslim and a direct descendant from the Prophet Mohammed. He never questioned his faith until went in the army and roomed with a Christian.
After Joseph converts to Christianity, family members find out and they threaten to kill him.
Joseph escapes death and seek safety in Jordan and France, but is still sleeping with one eye open.
More: Joseph Fadelle wrote a book about this life on the run called The Price to Pay.
Liao Dan in China had a decision to make: either let his wife die from kidney disease or find a way to save her life.
So he went to the black market and had a fake health insurance card made.
After four years, he finally got caught.
Liao and his wife tell their story.
Simon Lewis was a movie producer at the height of his career and had just married the love of his life.
But a car crash left his wife dead and him close to death.
He had 19 surgeries and spent 18 years recuperating, but now he’s finally making his comeback.
Host Jonathan Groubert talks to Simon about how the accident has transformed his understanding of 'success'.
More: Simon Lewis is the author of Rise and Shine. The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Journey from Near Death to Full Recovery.
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