THE STATE

STAR­RING: Sam Otto

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Why would a com­fort­ably liv­ing Bri­tish ci­ti­zen give up all—even his or her life—to join the Is­lamic State revolution? This is the ques­tion Bafta-award win­ner Peter Kos­min­sky con­sid­ers in a four-part drama that fol­lows a mixed-bag quar­tet of new re­cruits as they start over in Syria. (Be­gins Wed., Aug. 23, 8.30 PM; Na­tional Geo­graphic)

Jalal (Otto) wants to hon­our his mar­tyred brother. Shakira (Ony Uhiara) is a doc­tor and sin­gle mother.

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