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National Geographic ChannelNat Geo Wild

  • Wednesday 24 August at 8:00PM
  • National Geographic Channel


Imagine a world where you weren’t free to do whatever you wanted – a world where someone else dictated how you should dress, think, feel and behave. 

This world is a reality for hundreds of people who belong to religious cults, where their leaders – or ‘prophets’– control everything from what they believe in to whom they marry.

I Escaped The Cult takes an in-depth look at life inside some cults with extreme beliefs.

For example meet members of a church where polygamy is insisted upon and a man can have dozens of wives; the followers who are sleep deprived, overworked and isolated from the rest of the world; and learn about the girl who watched her mother being forced to live in a shed for ‘idolising her children.

This probing show takes viewers on a journey to reveal the stories of courageous people who escaped the clutches of abuse, mind control and fear from these...
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