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VICE

Season 6 2018
TV-MA

  • 2018-04-07T02:00:00Z on Showtime
  • 30 mins
  • 15 hours, 27 mins (30 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News, War

VICE is unlike any TV news program you’ve ever seen, and it’s not even remotely like anything you’ll see on the 24/7 cable news channels. Its area of interest is the world — the entire world, not just the suburb beyond where you live — and the emphasis is on international news.

30 episodes

6x01 Raised in the System

  • Season Premiere

    2018-04-07T02:00:00Z — 49 mins

Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams embarks on a personal journey to expose the root of the American mass incarceration crisis: the juvenile justice system.

A look at the aftermath of President Trump's announcement to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and a report from China on advances in facial recognition technology.

An inside look at how the Libyan revolution is failing and a front-row seat to the geopolitical tug of war over Internet 3.0.

6x04 The Parkland Effect

  • 2018-04-28T02:00:00Z — 29 mins

Gianna Toboni sees firsthand how some teachers are taking up arms to be the “good guy with a gun that stops a bad guy with a gun” and explores the deep divisions in America that make it seem nearly impossible to stop these mass shootings.

Gianna Toboni travels to the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to investigate what the future holds for the world's most persecuted minority; correspondent Aris Roussinos joins U.N. peacekeepers on a peacekeeping operation across the lawless Sahara desert.

Isobel Yeung travels to Iraq to see how Iran is exerting its growing influence over the war-torn country ahead of parliamentary elections. Gianna Toboni heads to the vineyards of Napa during historic wildfires and the wine laboratories of Bordeaux to explore the dangers facing viticulture, and what they mean for agriculture everywhere.

Ben Ferguson speaks with Russian voters and politicians to understand how democracy works in their country. Gianna Tobini examines how President Trump's Global Gag Rule impacts women's health in Uganda.

Krishna Andavolu delves into the cutting-edge world of 3D-printing, meeting the scientists and entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, material science, and even space exploration. Scientists are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth so VICE sent Nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson to explore one of our civilization's most haunting questions: Are we alone?

Gianna Toboni travels to Betsy DeVos’ home state of Michigan to investigate the charter school movement and understand what the future of public education might look like. Ben Anderson covers the rarely reported crisis in the Central African Republic, at least 14 rebel groups have seized control of 75% of the country and half the population rely on humanitarian aid for survival.

An exploration of how big pharmaceuticals are impacting Americans. A visit to Puerto Rico, where many residents are still reeling from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.

6x11 Separated By Birth

  • 2018-06-23T02:00:00Z — 27 mins

There are more than four million U.S.-born children living in the United States who have at least one undocumented immigrant parent. As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) widens its target for enforcement, more of these kids--U.S. citizens by birth--could see their families uprooted by the arrest, detention, and removal of their parents. VICE Correspondent Krishna Andavolu embeds with ICE and explores what it's like to be an American kid growing up in the shadow of deportation.

America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of more than $4 trillion in upgrades and improvements, so Thomas Morton explores the crumbling bridges, tunnels, and waterways in the U.S. to see how much the situation has deteriorated and to find out if the Trump Administration's promise is being kept. Krishna Andavolu heads to the city of Bangalore to explore what may be the world’s next Silicon Valley.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Vice's Ben Anderson met those involved in the fight from the frontline to the Kurd's former guerrilla president to ask why the group recently voted for independence and what hopes they have for achieving a state of their own. Nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson joined the Air Force Space Command to see how a growing military and commercial space presence threatens the ubiquitous satellites, which are essential to humanity's digital way of life.

6x14 Opioid Generation & Hindustan

  • 2018-07-14T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Isobel Yeung examines a surge in West Virginia child welfare cases in light of the country's opioid epidemic. Krishna Andavolu travels across India to investigate the nation's increase in religious nationalism.

6x15 After the Fall

  • 2018-07-21T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

Isobel Yeung returns to Syria to tell the stories of those who were caught in the crossfire between the most feared terror group on Earth and the U.S.-backed coalition, whose collateral damage destroyed most of the city.

6x16 Waiting to Die & Women in War

  • 2018-08-04T02:00:00Z — 29 mins

Gianna Toboni looks at the use of capital punishment in America today as some states experiment with unconventional drug cocktails and others turn to more archaic methods, and follows one death row inmate on his arduous path to the execution chamber. Isobel Yeung is in Yemen which has been ripped apart by terrorism, civil war, and famine, following resilient women, who are finding surprising ways to rise above conflict and their traditional roles in Yemen's conservative society.

6x17 Trump's Trade War

  • 2018-08-11T02:00:00Z — 27 mins

Donald Trump made bringing jobs back to America a central part of his campaign. Now, President Trump is trying to do just that, pushing stiff tariffs on imports and working to renegotiate trade deals. "Trade wars are good, and easy to win," President Trump famously said, but some feel his actions may set off an international trade war that could decimate the global economy and actually cost more U.S. jobs. Michael Moynihan tracks the progression of this economic battle royale as it happens.

Charlet Duboc travels to Colombia where a 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has seen the country embark on a unique experiment to try and end coca farming and production, but freeing Colombia from its cocaine problem is proving difficult. Taylor Wilson meets the scientists racing to build the first quantum computer, a device with millions of times more processing strength than all the computers currently on Earth combined. This technology will harness the unusual laws of quantum mechanics to bring unimaginable advances in fields like materials science and medicine, but could also pose the greatest threat to cybersecurity yet.

Gianna Toboni returns to Texas to see how the transgender community is fighting to win acceptance and protection. Vikram Gandhi travels to Nicaragua to meet the new revolutionaries there and find out what the future might hold for what was once one of the safest nations in Central America.

Gianna Toboni travels to the Bible Belt where wide support for Donald Trump in 2016, against a backdrop of scandals, has brought heavy media scrutiny and now some faith leaders are striving to move evangelicalism away from political associations. Ben Anderson heads to the Eastern Congo where up to six million people have been killed in an underreported crisis and reports on the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces), one of the least known, but most violent groups in the world.

6x21 Engineering Earth

  • 2018-09-15T02:00:00Z — 26 mins

Greenhouse gas emissions are at unprecedented levels and still rising. As climate deniers and their allies in industry and government thwart conservationists' efforts, some scientists are working to develop a back-up plan: use technology to "geoengineer" the Earth's atmosphere and reduce the impacts of climate change. Shane Smith and Ben Anderson find out how this technology would work and how effective this radical, and potentially dangerous, plan could be.

6x22 Brainhackers & Fall of Rio

  • 2018-09-22T02:00:00Z — 31 mins

Thomas Morton takes a look at an emerging push to implant electronic devices inside the human body, hardwire them to our brains, and allow us to not only overcome disadvantages or injury, but open up entirely new avenues of human experience. Ben Anderson visits Rio in the aftermath of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics to find Brazil in a financial crisis, its government consumed with a monumental corruption scandal and violence is rising again as drug trafficking gangs fight for control.

6x23 Consent

  • 2018-09-29T02:00:00Z — 30 mins

One year after the explosive allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement has impacted everything from Supreme Court nominees and workplace culture to sex and dating. Isobel Yeung takes a searing, personal look at how we define consent, hold assailants accountable and start to move forward

Dexter Thomas travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to meet the women taking part in the unique sport of Catch Fétiche, in which mystical voodoo rituals and professional wrestling converge. Charlet Duboc meets devotees and skeptics of America’s billion dollar alternative medicine industry where lucrative celebrity endorsements and social media influencers have helped fuel a wellness obsession.

6x25 Death Inc. & Bannon's World

  • 2018-11-10T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Gianna Toboni investigates Mexico's spiralling murder rate where there have been over 20,000 homicides in 2018 so far, with over 90% of crimes going unsolved. Michael Moynihan visits Sweden, Italy and Belgium to track Steve Bannon as he aids the rise of right-wing populist parties in Europe.

Krishna Andavolu travels to Central America and the U.S. southern border to see how the Trump administration's narrowed asylum protections have impacted asylum seekers. Vikram Gandhi visits the bizarre world of human guinea pigs, who are often paid thousands of dollars to try unapproved drugs, to get an inside look at these self-proclaimed “lab rats.”

6x27 A Living Hell & MDMA for PTSD

  • 2018-11-24T03:00:00Z — 33 mins

Ben Anderson returns to Yemen to witness the devastating effects of four years of war and indiscriminate bombing of civilians. He also investigates trials using MDMA-assisted therapy for veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD.

Gianna Toboni investigates the role firearms play in domestic violence and meets the women working to fix the shortcomings of a legal system that often fails to protect them. Isobel Yeung visits Crimea, which was seized by Russia in 2014, to see how Crimeans are faring under Russian control, and how Ukrainians are clinging to the hope of reunification.

6x29 Doom Boom & Unfair

  • 2018-12-08T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Thomas Morton investigates the doomsday industry, which is currently thriving thanks to TV shows, movies, hyperpartisan politics and the news media, even the nation's wealthiest citizens are jumping on board to prepare for unknown calamities. Gianna Toboni heads to Mumbai to find out about the cultural bias towards fair skin, which has given rise to a skin-lightening industry worth nearly $500 million.

In the wake of a series of inter-Korean summits and the first ever DPRK-U.S. summit, Shane Smith returns to the Korean peninsula to see how Seoul and Pyongyang are reacting to the new détente. Gianna Toboni travels to the scorched town of Paradise to learn what is causing the worsening wildfires in California and how they can survive a future of deadlier fires.

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