Peter Kosminsky at Hyde Park – Courtesy of Wikimedia
CAIRO – 20 July 2017: British writer Peter Kosminsky tackles IS head-on in his soon to be released TV Drama 'The State,' which follows the lives of four British men and women who, for various reasons, have traveled to Syria and found themselves swept under the brutal regime.
From a junior doctor obsessed with making IS prosper to a teen radicalized through the internet into becoming a terrorist, the drama explores the reasons behind why even those raised in a liberal society could still succumb to the insidious song of terrorism.
Kosminsky drew on extensive research for the series, personally interviewing those who have abandoned their lives to join IS. As he tells the Guardian TV; "Unless we understand why men and women born and brought up in our liberal democracies opt to lay down those lives in IS’ name, how can we hope to combat it?"
The state will air this August worldwide on the National Geographic and on Channel 4 in the UK.
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