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From Afghanistan to North Korea to Thailand and beyond, some of the most shocking, compelling and entertaining news stories go unreported by the mainstream media--but not by VICE. Journalist/entrepreneur Shane Smith and his taboo-breaking team of correspondents deliver hard-hitting and incredible stories from the most dangerous places on earth in this HBO series. In Season 1, topics include ever-building tensions at the highly volatile India-Pakistan border; a look at how the Taliban is recruiting children as young as six to be suicide bombers; the exiled "Lost Boys" of the Mormon Church; a visit to impoverished Mauritania where being fat is so desirable that wealthy families send their daughters to eating camps; and a week-long cultural exchange to the highly secretive and basketball-crazed country of North Korea with NBA Hall of Famer and Chicago Bulls great Dennis Rodman and three players from the Harlem Globetrotters.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoKiller Kids||'Assassination Nation' - In the Philippines, election season is more like hunting season. Rivals simply rub out their opponents instead of defeating them at the polls. In the 2010 election year alone, more than 100 people were killed due to political violence. VICE follows the cycle of violence in this gun-crazy island nation all the way from an underground factory where illicit weapons are made to the villages full of young men who can't wait to get their hands on them. 'The Killer Kids of the Taliban' - In Afghanistan, senior members of the Taliban are now manipulating children and teenagers into carrying out their suicide bombings. They brainwash illiterate kids not well-versed in their own religion, and even fool them into believing they will survive the blast. VICE meets with young kids who were captured before they blew themselves and others up, as well as some of the victims of these tragic bombings.||26:55||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoEpisode 1 Extras: Killer Kids of the Taliban - 'Hardcore Taliban'||VICE visits the scene of a Taliban suicide attack in Kabul and looks at how children are now being used in bombings.||2:50||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBad Borders||'Escape from North Korea' - Thousands of North Koreans cross the border into China illegally every year. If arrested in communist Laos, they may be sent back to North Korea to face prison camp or worse. VICE joins a South Korean pastor who has developed a modern-day underground railroad to move defectors from China to freedom and eventual citizenship in South Korea. 'World's Most Dangerous Border' - The most dangerous place in the world is Kashmir's line of control, which partially occupies the Indian state and separates India from Pakistan. Observers in both India and Pakistan believe the decades-old conflict between the two nations could potentially lead to the end of the world as we know it. VICE travels across Pakistan to the contested line of control in Kashmir, pointing out how close a nuclear apocalypse is yet again.||29:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDVideoEpisode 2 Extras: Bad Borders - 'Bajaur Raid'||VICE tags along on a search for Taliban 'miscreants' in Bajaur, Pakistan.||2:08||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGuns & Ammo||'Gun School' (correspondent: Thomas Morton) - With an average of 83 people dying in gun-related violence every day in the U.S., the debate over firearms continues to heat up. VICE visits the New Life Baptist Church & Academy in Albuquerque, NM, where Pastor Larry Allen preaches guns and teaches guns. His school is fully armed with an ex-police security team, and his young students are taught gun drills and tactics to disarm attackers. 'Toxic Iraq' (correspondent: Shane Smith) - After ravaging Iraq over the past decade, the U.S. is finally exiting the country, leaving behind a toxic cesspool of military waste. Since the assaults on Fallujah in 2004, the city has seen an astronomical rise in birth defects and abnormalities, which some have linked to the American military's suspected use of depleted-uranium rounds munitions during the war. We go back to Iraq--but this time, with a Geiger counter in hand.||28:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3 Extras: Gun School - 'Jim McDermott Interview'||U.S. congressman Jim McDermott talks about his efforts to study the toxic effects of depleted uranium used in war zones.||14:08||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLove & Rockets||'Chinese Cockblock' (correspondent: Thomas Morton) - What happens when 50 million men can't get laid? China's one child policy, coupled with a longstanding cultural predilection for male babies, has created a market where marrying-age men outnumber women by the millions. The fabric of this social engineering has thrown old-fashioned courtship out the window and created a lucrative business catered to matchmaking. VICE travels across China to meet with bachelors searching for love, and talk to a professional matchmaker who explains the scope of the issue and tries to find a girlfriend for correspondent Thomas Morton.'European Meltdown' (correspondent: Shane Smith) - With their economy in the toilet and no jobs to be had, Europe's youth are taking to the streets to demand radical changes. There has been a rise in extremism on both ends of the spectrum, as people respond to economic precarity and political impotency. VICE heads to Greece and Spain, two of the countries hardest hit by the financial crisis, to see how the youth are responding.||28:44||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDVideoEpisode 4 Extras: European Meltdown - 'French Fascists'||VICE looks at France's growing support of the Fascist National Front party and its leader Marine Le Pen.||3:52||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWinners & Losers||'Mormon Lost Boys' (correspondent: Thomas Morton) - In today's Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) Church, many young men have been thrown out of their homes because of an edict allowing polygamist church elders to monopolize all the eligible young girls. These lost boys, few of whom have even an 8th-grade education, must adjust to a drastically different America than the one they grew up in. We travel to Colorado Springs to meet some of these young men and listen to their harrowing stories. 'The Fat Farms of Mauritania' (correspondent: Thomas Morton) - Ironically, in one of the world's poorest countries, obesity is a sign of beauty and wealth. In the West African country of Mauritania, parents send their daughters to rural fattening camps, where they are force-fed over 15,000 calories a day in camel milk, figs, oiled breadcrumbs and couscous. VICE sends its skinniest correspondent to one of these camps to examine the impact of force-feeding on young women in a society that loves them so plump. 'Mumbai Slumscraper' (correspondent: Shane Smith) - Nowhere in the world is the collision of caste and future more apparent than in Mumbai, where more than half its residents live in slums sprawled in the shadow of billion-dollar, single-family skyscrapers. VICE travels to Mumbai's Dharavi slum, where over a million people live in abject poverty while billion-dollar single-family skyscrapers are being built on top of them.||28:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDVideoEpisode 5 Extras: Lost Boys of Mormon - 'Lorin's Story'||Take a tour with VICE to the home of an excommunicated member of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints.||2:17||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCorruption||'China's Ghost Towns' - Fifteen years ago, China changed its policy so people could buy their own homes. Real-estate investments boomed, and new cities began popping up each year, many inspired by western design and mimicking iconic locales like Paris and lower Manhattan. The problem is: people don't live here. One ghost city in Inner Mongolia, built to house one million people, is now an empty shell of unoccupied skyscrapers and abandoned construction sites. 'Egypt on the Brink' - 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, as has the man who replaced Mubarek: Mohamed Morsi, elected under the radical Muslim Brotherhood banner. VICE visits the embattled streets of Cairo, where opposition to Morsi has resulted in renewed mass protests and violence in Tahrir Square.||28:21||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDVideoEpisode 6 Extras: China's Ghost Towns - 'Strolling the Thames'||VICE visits the very British and very empty Thames Town in China.||6:02||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAddiction||'Tobaccoland' - The dangers of smoking are no secret in the U.S., but in Indonesia, the tobacco industry is virtually unregulated. The result? Over two-thirds of all men are smokers, and it is commonplace for children as young as six to take up the habit. VICE visits a clinic that promises cures to a plethora of modern ailments through tobacco and smoking. 'Underground Heroin Clinic' - Heroin is the most addictive drug on earth, and some people will do anything to kick the habit. Enter Ibogaine - a drug made out of the African iboga root, whose intense, hallucinogenic properties make it a Type-A felony drug. But many swear it's the most effective way to kick heroin addiction--especially when combined with a voodoo-type ritual that involves face paint and chanting. VICE follows the journey of a heroin addict who travels to Mexico, where Ibogaine is legal, to try to finally quit.||28:48||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|14||HDVideoEpisode 7 Extras: Underground Heroin Clinic - 'Bwiti Ceremony'||A heroin user attempts to kick his addiction by taking the drug Ibogaine as part of a hallucination-inducing African ritual called Bwiti.||4:26||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|15||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFighting Chances||'Senegalese Laamb Wrestling' 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. Laamb's appeal has skyrocketed as the nation's economy has plunged. In a jarring contrast of color and size, VICE visits Bombardier, a laamb star who's a hero in his hometown of Mbao, to learn about the physical and spiritual sides of the sport--and to train for our intrepid correspondent's debut in the ring. 'The World Is Sinking' 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. Naysayers who insist that global warming is just a mirage can look no further than Venice, where the famous St. Mark's Square is underwater a third of the year, or the Maldives, the island nation which is in jeopardy of sinking into the Indian Ocean.||28:27||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|16||HDVideoEpisode 8 Extras: Senegalese Laamb Wrestling - 'Marabout Ritual'||Experience the unique Marabout Ritual in Senegal performed prior to a popular Laamb Wrestling match.||4:26||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|17||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGangs & Oil||'Chiraq' - The lethal combination of gangs and guns has turned Chicago into a war zone. To see why the Windy City, now dubbed 'Chiraq,' had the country's highest homicide rate in 2012, VICE visits Chicago's most dangerous areas, where handguns are plentiful and the police and community leaders are fighting a losing battle against gang violence. In the neighborhood of Englewood, we patrol with police, visit with religious leaders, and hang out with members of gangs. 'Nigeria's Oil Pirates' - Oil theft has become big business in Nigeria, costing oil companies more than $7 billion per year while polluting coastal farmlands and fisheries--and wrecking the lives and livelihoods of local residents. VICE travels to Africa's oil-producing region to meet with oil thieves who refine and sell oil in West Africa, and follows one farmer's attempt to sue a foreign oil company for poisoning his family's land.||29:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|18||HDVideoEpisode 9 Extras: Nigerian Oil Pirates - 'The Curse of Oil'||A Nigerian fish farmer whose land was polluted by piracy-related spills talks with VICE in the wake of his legal victory over Shell Oil.||6:44||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|19||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Hermit Kingdom||'Basketball Diplomacy' - U.S. relations with North Korea have been strained to the breaking point by the country's disturbing nuclear-weapons threats, backed by supreme leader Kim Jong-un's anti-American rhetoric. Fortunately, Kim shares one of his late father's passions: American basketball. With that in mind, and through official and backdoor channels, VICE organized an unlikely, highly publicized trip to North Korea, hoping to thaw out relations through some hoops diplomacy. With NBA great Dennis Rodman and a trio of exuberant Harlem Globetrotters in tow, VICE traveled to the capital of Pyongyang for a surreal tour of the city, a basketball clinic with under-18 players, an exhibition game witnessed by Kim and 10,000 adoring fans, and--most surprising--a first-ever meeting between the baby-faced leader and an American delegation.||30:21||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|20||HDVideoEpisode 10 Extras: Basketball Diplomacy - 'Players Lunch'||VICE joins the Harlem Globetrotters for lunch with the North Korea's national basketball team following their game.||4:18||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoVICE, Season 1: What Is VICE? Welcome to Our World||See what 'VICE' is all about in this introduction to the HBO series and its fearless team of correspondents.||5:03||Free||View in iTunes|
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