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HBO's VICE takes the incredible stories you've read on VICE.com over the years and turns them into visual masterpieces unlike anything else. Reporters travel around the world covering stories you won't hear anywhere else in countries you don't get to visit on television or elsewhere. Shane Smith guides us through the shady, the corrupt and the otherwise dark corners of the planet that others may be too afraid to confront. Produced by Bill Maher and Fareed Zakaria the show has some serious chops and never fails to deliver. Become an informed citizen by giving this series a try.

VICE: “Afghanistan After Us” / “La Haine”

VICE: “Afghanistan After Us” / “La Haine”

  Overview: Last year, the U.S. began withdrawing combat troops from the longest war in our history: Afghanistan. But the war isn’t ending just because we’re leaving. This year, Afghan National Security Forces deaths and civilian casualties are both at record highs, and opium cultivation is at its highest since the war began. Ben Anderson went back to Helmand, the country’s most violent province, to investigate the security situation in Afghanistan as American involvement winds down. The horrific attack at the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in 2015 made headlines around the world – and...

VICE: “Enemies At The Gates” / “Global Jihad”

VICE: “Enemies At The Gates” / “Global Jihad”

Overview: The Middle East is fracturing. Arab uprisings and military interventions across the region have caused civil wars and spawned terrorist groups. Stuck in the middle of it all is Saudi Arabia. Confronted by extremism on all sides, the desert kingdom is building massive fences at its borders with Iraq and Yemen to keep out terrorist organizations that it may have had a hand in creating. Suroosh Alvi travels to Saudi Arabia to see how America’s staunchest Arab ally is defending itself – and how it may be fanning the flames of global militancy. In the summer of 2014, a group calling themselves the Islamic State, or ISIS,...

VICE: “Evolution of a Plague” / “Campus Coverup”

VICE: “Evolution of a Plague” / “Campus Coverup”

Overview:  Last year, the worst Ebola outbreak in human history swept through West Africa, killing more than 10,000 in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The disease spread so quickly in part because the international community was slow to respond, and also because these countries lacked the infrastructure, funding, and street-level awareness to combat the virus. Danny Gold went to West Africa to see how people there have stepped up to control the outbreak, and to learn whether the world is prepared for the next major epidemic. Media reports of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses have risen dramatically over the last few years. More and more...

VICE: “A Prayer For Uganda” / “Kidneyville”

VICE: “A Prayer For Uganda” / “Kidneyville”

Overview: Virulent homophobia is on the rise in Uganda. In 2014, the Ugandan president signed into law an anti-homosexuality bill, which went as far as mandating the death penalty for being gay. After an international outcry, the law was struck down, but a new version is in the works. Isobel Yeung went to Uganda to meet some of the anti-gay leaders teaching intolerance to Uganda’s youth, and uncovered disturbing ties between their message and the lessons that American fundamentalists have been pushing for years. There are more than 100,000 people in dire need of a kidney transplant in the U.S., and more than 4,000 could die this year...

VICE: “Savior Seed” / “India’s Water Crisis”

VICE: “Savior Seed” / “India’s Water Crisis”

  Overview: “Savior Seeds” – Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger. But these crops, called GMOs for “genetically modified organisms,” have also sparked heated protest. Isobel Yeung traced the path of these super-crops from the headquarters of American agribusiness titan Monsanto to the soy fields of Paraguay, and visits the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, high in the Arctic, to see what’s truly at stake when humans try to improve on nature. “India’s Water Crisis” – India is the largest democracy on Earth with an advanced economy, a...

VICE: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” / “Rent A White Guy”

VICE: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” / “Rent A White Guy”

Overview: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” — In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Middle Eastern countries have seen a surge in the looting of antiquities. In Egypt alone, an estimated $3 billion dollars worth of artifacts have been plundered. Looters have broken into museums and left thousands of empty pits at archaeological sites, all to feed the global demand for antiquities, especially in the U.S. Meanwhile, ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq have organized their own looting networks to fund their campaign of violence. Gianna Toboni goes to Egypt to meet some of the people behind the black market trade — and those trying to preserve...

VICE: “Sweet Home Alabama” / “Haitian Money Pit”

VICE: “Sweet Home Alabama” / “Haitian Money Pit”

  Overview: “Sweet Home Alabama” – In 2011, Alabama passed one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history. Based on the hardline policy known as “self-deportation,” Alabama’s HB-56 aimed to make life so miserable for illegal immigrants that they’d opt to leave the state on their own. The law granted police unprecedented powers to arrest, question and detain suspected illegal immigrants, and even criminalized citizens who provided undocumented workers with jobs, housing or transportation. But if the climate of hostility it created may have forced thousands of immigrants to flee, it may have also done real damage...

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