Next Episode of VICE is
Season 5 / Episode 1 and airs on 25 February 2017 04:00
VICE explores today's most pressing issues, from civil unrest and hotbeds of terrorism, to unchecked government corruption and looming environmental catastrophes.
In the Philippines, election season is more like hunting season as rivals simply rub out their opponents instead of defeating them at the polls. In Afghanistan, senior members of the Taliban are now manipulating children and teenagers into carrying out their suicide bombings.
North Koreans cross the border into China illegally every year--some via a modern-day underground railroad to freedom and eventual citizenship in South Korea. VICE visits the most dangerous place in the world: Kashmir's line of control, which partially occupies the Indian state and separates India from Pakistan.
'Gun School' VICE visits the New Life Baptist Church & Academy in Albuquerque, NM, where Pastor Larry Allen preaches guns and teaches guns. 'Toxic Iraq' After ravaging Iraq over the past decade, the U.S. is finally exiting the country--leaving behind a toxic cesspool of military waste.
'Chinese Cockblock' In China, where marrying-age men outnumber women by the millions, VICE looks at a lucrative business catered to matchmaking and the bachelors who use such services. 'European Meltdown' With their economy in the toilet and no jobs to be had, Europe's youth are taking to the streets to demand radical changes.
'Mormon Lost Boys' Young men have been thrown out of their homes because of an edict allowing polygamist church elders to monopolize young girls. 'The Fat Farms of Mauritania' In the West African country of Mauritania, parents send their daughters to rural fattening camps. 'Mumbai Slumscraper' A visit to Mumbai, where slums sit below billion-dollar, single-family skyscrapers.
Fifteen years ago, China changed its policy so people could buy their own homes. Real-estate investments boomed, and new cities began popping up. The problem is: people don't live in what have become 'ghost cities.' Over two years ago, Arab Spring climaxed in the overthrow of President Mubarek in Egypt. But for many Egyptians, the situation has actually gotten worse.
In Indonesia, VICE visits a clinic that promises cures to a plethora of modern ailments through tobacco and smoking. Ibogaine is a drug made out of the African iboga root, whose intense, hallucinogenic properties have many believing it can cure heroin addiction if used in conjunction with a voodoo-type ritual that involves face paint and chanting.
The most popular sport in the West African country of Senegal isn't soccer--it's laamb, combining Greco-Roman wrestling moves with eclectic pre-fight rituals and dances. The global sea level rose by 22 cms in the past 100 years--and is expected to rise even faster in the years to come. The evidence can be seen in Venice, the Maldives, and beyond.
The lethal combination of gangs and guns has turned Chicago into a war zone. VICE visits the city's most dangerous areas; oil theft has become big business in Nigeria. In this segment, VICE travels to Africa's oil-producing region to meet with oil thieves, and follows one farmer's attempt to sue a foreign oil company for poisoning his family's land.
VICE makes history on a trip to North Korea to play hoops and meet with supreme leader Kim Jong-un. With NBA great Dennis Rodman and a trio of Harlem Globetrotters in tow, VICE traveled to the capital of Pyongyang for a tour of the city, a basketball clinic, an exhibition game, and a first-ever meeting between the leader and an American delegation.
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