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The Emmy®-winning documentary series comes to SHOWTIME, delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, and tackling untold and complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.

Keepers of the Caliphate & SIM Kids
Episode 1: Keepers of the Caliphate & SIM Kids

Original Air Date: Mar 29, 2020

VICE correspondent Hind Hassan explores the resurgence of ISIS, as brigades of radicalized ISIS women have started to regroup within al-Hol camp, where tens of thousands of women and children who once lived under The Islamic State and are now held; VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu examines the unlikely origins of what some call the perfect crime, and explores the urgent implications for personal security, digital identity, and the persistent industry inaction on SIM swapping. Series premiere

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India Burning & Russia's Fight Factory
Episode 2: India Burning & Russia's Fight Factory

Original Air Date: Apr 5, 2020

With India's leaders ramping up Hindu nationalist rhetoric, correspondent Isobel Yeung investigates the growing fear that the nation's 200 million Muslims are being systematically targeted; correspondent Alzo Slade heads to Dagestan to explore how this tiny Russian republic with a turbulent history became a modern day fight factory, producing some of the world's top wrestlers and MMA fighters.

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Battle for Idlib & Seeking Solitude
Episode 3: Battle for Idlib & Seeking Solitude

Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2020

Correspondent Isobel Yeung gains rare access inside Idlib, Syria's last rebel-held territory, as President Assad and his allies mount a brutal bombing offensive that has civilians paying the highest price; Correspondent Dexter Thomas goes on lockdown in South Korea to search for the benefits of isolation -- ironically, just weeks before the rest of the world would join him in their COVID-19 quarantines.

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Warning from Wuhan & Cuban Hostage Crisis
Episode 4: Warning from Wuhan & Cuban Hostage Crisis

Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2020

Correspondent Krishna Andavolu presents the video diary of Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi to illustrate the full impact of COVID-19 in Wuhan; Correspondent Paola Ramos exposes how the Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy is strengthening cartels as they kidnap Cuban migrants held at the border and target their American families waiting for them at home.

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Quitting WeWork & Losing Ground & Italy's Darkest Hour
Episode 5: Quitting WeWork & Losing Ground & Italy's Darkest Hour

Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2020

In this 1-hour episode, correspondent Seb Walker examines the spectacular rise and fall of WeWork, and delves into the world of venture capitalists willing to gamble billions on the next big startup; as the U.S. continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination, correspondent Alzo Slade explores the vulnerability of black land owners in the South; correspondent Isobel Yeung reports from the heart of Italy's COVID-19 crisis, gaining rare access to an ICU in a hospital overwhelmed by the virus.

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Three Borders, One War & Generation TikTok
Episode 6: Three Borders, One War & Generation TikTok

Original Air Date: May 3, 2020

Correspondent David Noriega reports from the border between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, a lawless place where criminal gangs are more powerful than nation-states; TikTok is one of the most popular apps -- but it's not exactly the first place someone runs to when they want to find thoughtful, deliberate dialogue. Dexter Thomas examines how that's changing.

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Fighting COVID & Atomic Atolls
Episode 7: Fighting COVID & Atomic Atolls

Original Air Date: May 10, 2020

Correspondent Gianna Toboni follows front line healthcare workers as they take on the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis; Correspondent Ben Anderson explores the nuclear legacy of the United States' atomic weapons testing in the Marshall Islands and the negative impacts on its people.

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Terror in the Sahel & Corona Crash
Episode 8: Terror in the Sahel & Corona Crash

Original Air Date: May 17, 2020

Correspondent Ben Anderson goes to Burkina Faso, where one of Africa’s fastest growing humanitarian crises spins out of control as the Sahel becomes the new epicenter of terrorism and violence; Correspondent Michael Moynihan surveys the long-term economic devastation wrought by COVID-19 and asks if our cure is causing another disease.

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Maximum Pressure & The Unreachables
Episode 9: Maximum Pressure & The Unreachables

Original Air Date: May 24, 2020

Iran has experienced one of the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks. VICE founder Suroosh Alvi takes an in-depth look at the role of sanctions and mismanagement in the country's fate, including an exclusive interview with former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Two years after the controversial migrant family-separation crisis sparked nationwide outrage, correspondent Antonia Hylton follows the ACLU as they work across borders to reunite families who were torn apart.

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Death at Parchman & Undocumented
Episode 10: Death at Parchman & Undocumented

Original Air Date: May 31, 2020

Correspondent Gianna Toboni examines how Mississippi’s Department of Corrections neglected Parchman Prison for years until recent riots and smuggled out images exposed its grim and deadly conditions; Correspondent Paola Ramos explores what it’s like to survive as an undocumented immigrant in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Viral Racism & Spring Break Forever
Episode 11: Viral Racism & Spring Break Forever

Original Air Date: Jun 7, 2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across the world, Senior Correspondent Isobel Yeung explores how Asian Americans are being discriminated against in their own country; when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis left it to local counties and municipalities to decide on safety measures in their towns. Alzo Slade visits one small town to find out how local government officials are handling a global pandemic.

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Citizen’s Unrest & Brazil’s “Little Flu” & Know Your Enemy
Episode 12: Citizen’s Unrest & Brazil’s “Little Flu” & Know Your Enemy

Original Air Date: Jun 14, 2020

Correspondent Alzo Slade heads to Minneapolis and the center of the protest movement against the killing of black Americans by law enforcement; Correspondent Seb Walker travels from Rio de Janeiro to the remote regions of the Amazon to document the impact of COVID-19 and government inaction on some of Brazil's most vulnerable populations; Correspondent Krishna Andavolu meets the “virus hunters” on a mission to prevent the next pandemic. As the world races to find a vaccine for COVID-19, these scientists warn the worst may be yet to come.

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Crackdown in Cambodia & The Last Responders
Episode 13: Crackdown in Cambodia & The Last Responders

Original Air Date: Jun 21, 2020

Hind Hassan travels to Cambodia to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is being used as a cover for political repression by one of the world's longest-serving leaders; Correspondent Seb Walker follows New York City's so-called “Last Responders” as they battle against a pandemic to maintain dignity for the dead.

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