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Season 5 / Episode 23 and airs on 25 August 2017 19:30
VICE explores today's most pressing issues, from civil unrest and hotbeds of terrorism, to unchecked government corruption and looming environmental catastrophes.
VICE founder Shane Smith travels to the bottom of the world to investigate the instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet and see firsthand how the continent is melting. VICE also follows the rising oceans to Bangladesh for a glimpse into the world's underwater future. This extended report covers all sides of the issue and features an interview with Vice President Joe Biden.
Thomas Morton goes to Ferguson, Mo--the scene of the Michael Brown shooting--for this look at how U.S. SWAT teams and police are being trained and how they are getting military-grade equipment to police their communities. Suroosh Alvi visits El Salvador to see the conditions that are motivating mass migration on top of a network of trains, called 'The Beast,' to get to the U.S.
VICE investigates the skyrocketing phenomenon of patriot groups in the U.S., training and taking up arms along the border. Plus, correspondent Isobel Yeung heads to the Mozambique Channel and the Gulf of Mexico to get an idea of how much we've overfished our oceans, and what we can now do to reverse that trend.
Ben Anderson follows the cocaine highway from the streets of Venezuela, to drug smuggling boats in the Caribbean, to the ports of West Africa, and finally to desert territories controlled by Islamic extremists. VICE looks at the boom in one of the world's newest billion-dollar industries: gestational surrogacy.
VICE correspondent Hamilton Morris meets the godfather of modern synthetic drugs at his remote lab in New Zealand in this look at the rise of these dangerous chemicals among young people in the U.S. Plus, VICE follows the stories of homosexuals and transsexuals in Iran as they navigate a terrifying cultural landscape.
The more we use antibiotics, the more we help dangerous superbugs build up their resistance. Thomas Morton travels along as they search deep in the jungle, and deep underground, for these life-saving drugs. With Palm oil demand exploding, growers in Indonesia are pushing farther and farther onto rainforest land, torching the forests as they go.
In 2011, the state of Alabama passed one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history. Thomas Morton goes to Alabama to see what it would look like if undocumented workers just 'disappeared.' After a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010, the international community provided nearly $10 billion in aid. But where did all that money go?
Correspondent Gianna Toboni goes to Egypt to meet some of the people behind the black-market trade of rare artifacts. Among China's growing upper class, nothing spells 'cool' like importing a European butler, or having a white businessman appear at your event. Thomas Morton heads to China to check out unusual jobs, whose only requirement is that the applicant be white and male.
Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger. But these crops have also sparked heated protest. Isobel Yeung traces the path of these super-crops. Tania Rashid goes to India to investigate how the country hasn't been able to provide adequate clean water and sanitation systems for its growing population.
Virulent homophobia is on the rise in Uganda. Isobel Yeung travels there to meet some of the anti-gay leaders teaching intolerance to Uganda's youth. Vikram Gandhi goes to Dhaka, Bangladesh to explore the thriving illegal market for kidneys, and to see why so many of the country's poor are willing to take such a drastic step for the cash they need.
Tracing the worst Ebola outbreak in history; sexual assaults and cover-ups on American campuses.
Saudi Arabia's role as both U.S. ally and terrorist spawning ground; the global appeal of ISIS.
Ben Anderson returns to Helmand, Afghanistan's most violent province, to investigate the security situation in the country as American involvement winds down. With deep religious and cultural tensions rocking France, Vikram Gandhi goes to Paris to gauge the causes of the growing hate in the City of Lights.
For 45 years, America was locked in the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and fear of global nuclear annihilation was constant. The end of the Cold War in 1991 was supposed to usher in a new era of peace and cooperation, but it didn't last. Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have been simmering for years. And now, the conflict in Ukraine has pushed the relationship to the brink of full-blown crisis. VICE Founder Shane Smith met Kremlin officials and American leaders to figure out what's really driving the new standoff between the powers, while correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reported from the front lines of the bloody war in Eastern Ukraine.
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