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VICE is back for a new season as its diverse team of award-winning journalists relentlessly pursue untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical currents in every corner of the globe. From police brutality in Nigeria to the continued shockwaves of President Trump’s foreign policy in Iran and Yemen to a fearless exploration of the racial reckoning underway in the US, VICE shines a light on today’s stories that need to be told.

Talibanistan & Armed and Black
Episode 1: Talibanistan & Armed and Black

Original Air Date: Mar 7, 2021

In 2020, the US signed a peace deal with the Taliban. Hind Hassan travels inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to speak with civilians and fighters and see what the future of Afghanistan could look like now that American troops are leaving after more than 19 years of war; In 2020, Black Americans purchased guns at a rate 60% higher than in 2019. Alzo Slade meets the major players arming up the Black community and talks with those who’ve seen first-hand how arming oneself as a Black person can carry unique and deadly risks.

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Nigerian Uprising & The Brink
Episode 2: Nigerian Uprising & The Brink

Original Air Date: Mar 14, 2021

In 2020, Nigerian demonstrators were gunned down at one of the largest and deadliest protests in a generation. It was a deadly turning point of the #EndSARS movement. Alzo Slade meets the young Nigerians at the center of the movement, and those involved in the crackdown against them; The events of Jan. 6th have been described by many government officials as the closest America has come in centuries to a military coup. Seb Walker sits down with top Trump administration officials to understand what was really going on in those chaotic days.

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Evicted & Haiti’s New Strongman
Episode 3: Evicted & Haiti’s New Strongman

Original Air Date: Mar 21, 2021

The US-backed President in Haiti has been accused of corruption and has reportedly used violent gangs to intimidate dissenting citizens. Jason Motlagh embeds with the leader of the gangs to uncover the relationship between the government and recent violence; The housing crisis in America has grown for decades. When eviction moratoriums are lifted, 30 million Americans could face the prospect of having no place to live. Ben Solomon meets those pulled into the cycle of homelessness: from eviction to living on the fringes of society.

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El Darién & Out of Sight
Episode 4: El Darién & Out of Sight

Original Air Date: Mar 28, 2021

As thousands of migrants make their way toward the United States, many face a grueling 60-mile hike along the Columbia-Panama border through one of the world’s most dangerous jungles. Paola Ramos travels to El Darién to meet with migrants facing robbery, rape and death on the road north; The police-worn body camera is a potent weapon against police brutality, but while sales have skyrocketed, it has yet to fulfill its promise as a silver bullet. Krishna Andavolu investigates body camera functionality, usage, legislation and impact.

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Egypt’s Silent War & Chain of Command
Episode 5: Egypt’s Silent War & Chain of Command

Original Air Date: Apr 4, 2021

US armed forces are trained and readied to face violence anywhere in the world, but today alarm is growing as enlisted personnel are falling victim to violence in a most unexpected place – on stateside military bases. Gianna Toboni meets with victims and insiders to explore stories of violence and impunity across the US military; Hind Hassan travels to Egypt to investigate systematic human rights abuses under a regime propped up by the US government, only to have an interview with a whistleblower brought to a forcible end.

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Hong Kong's Resistance & Prison Profiteers
Episode 6: Hong Kong's Resistance & Prison Profiteers

Original Air Date: Apr 11, 2021

Laurel Chor reports from inside Hong Kong and meets the lawmakers and activists risking their lives to maintain the freedoms and civil liberties that Beijing is targeting; David Noriega investigates how the private prison industry pushes back against its critics to protect profits and what prison companies are doing to survive.

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Yemen's War Kids & Joint Custody
Episode 7: Yemen's War Kids & Joint Custody

Original Air Date: Apr 18, 2021

Isobel Yeung gains rare access to the frontlines of Marib and explores how the escalation in Yemen's conflict is impacting its most vulnerable citizens— children; Krishna Andavolu reports on how parents across the country who use pot can face losing custody of their kids even in states where it has been legalized.

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Shadow War & God and Country
Episode 8: Shadow War & God and Country

Original Air Date: Apr 25, 2021

With unprecedented access in Iran and Iraq, Suroosh Alvi investigates a sprawling shadow war for the heart of the Middle East; Alzo Slade travels throughout the Bible Belt to see how the evangelical community is grappling with a post-Trump world and shaping the next chapter of the conservative religious landscape.

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Cancer Alley & Cuba's New Revolution
Episode 9: Cancer Alley & Cuba's New Revolution

Original Air Date: Nov 14, 2021

VICE News' Alzo Slade travels to “Cancer Alley,” an 85-mile stretch in Louisiana where nearly 150 petrochemical plants and oil refineries line the Mississippi river, to speak with residents about how this industrial corridor has impacted their health; VICE News' Paola Ramos travels to Cuba to find out if the 62-year-old Communist dictatorship is losing a grip on its people.

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Land of the Free & Ethiopia’s War Within
Episode 10: Land of the Free & Ethiopia’s War Within

Original Air Date: Nov 21, 2021

In the wake of the chaotic 2020 election, a region in northern Idaho called “American Redoubt” has burgeoned. Vegas Tenold reports on the trend of conservatives flocking there to escape liberal cities and put their stamp on local politics; Ethiopia is steeped in the second year of a civil war between Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy’s government and the TPLF. Julia Steers covers the conflict, delving into the allegations that former Nobel Peace Prize-winner Abiy is behind an ethnic cleansing operation.

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The Taliban’s Terror Problem & Citizen’s Arrest
Episode 11: The Taliban’s Terror Problem & Citizen’s Arrest

Original Air Date: Nov 28, 2021

With the US out of Afghanistan, the Taliban are back in control. Despite the group's assurances that the war is over, ISIS-K have ramped up suicide bombings. Isobel Yeung questions the Taliban leadership about their ability to control a terrorist group; In February 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was chased and gunned down by three white men. The men argue that they had every right to pursue Arbery under Georgia’s citizens arrest law. Alexis Johnson investigates this Civil War era law and how it's still being used to justify racially-motivated vigilantism.

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State of Surveillance & Killing Dissent
Episode 12: State of Surveillance & Killing Dissent

Original Air Date: Dec 5, 2021

Krishna Andavolu dives into how Big Tech’s investment in ‘big brother’ has allowed a surveillance state to slowly creep into American domestic policy; Ben C. Solomon investigates the poets of Myanmar and their push to rally protests against the military takeover even as they become targeted for death.

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Descent into Darkness & Merging With Machines
Episode 13: Descent into Darkness & Merging With Machines

Original Air Date: Dec 12, 2021

Matthew Cassel travels to Lebanon to examine the anatomy of a failed state — from sectarian violence to economic collapse — and the impact of that failure on ordinary people and the region; Alice Hines meets cyborgs, neuroscientists and tech pioneers to explore the rapidly blurring line between biology and technology and what it all means for humanity 2.0.

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Take Down the CCP & World’s Coolest Dictator
Episode 14: Take Down the CCP & World’s Coolest Dictator

Original Air Date: Dec 19, 2021

Guo Wengui was one of China's richest real estate moguls until he found himself facing corruption charges. He fled the mainland and later reappeared on American soil. Isobel Yeung meets Wengui and explores his web of disinformation spreading throughout the US; El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, owes his popularity to a decline in gang violence. But true to Bukele's persona, the achievement appears to be all public relations. David Noriega travels to El Salvador to find the truth behind the supposed achievements of its millennial president.

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But I Read It Online & No Safe Haven
Episode 15: But I Read It Online & No Safe Haven

Original Air Date: Dec 26, 2021

Alzo Slade explores how medical disinformation has proliferated and been politicized under the guise of "alternative health" during the COVID-19 pandemic; Hind Hassan travels to the frontiers of Turkey and Europe, documenting a new migrant crisis and witnessing Greece’s abuse of international law as part of Europe’s response to the humanitarian crisis they helped create.

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    VICE is back for a new season shining a light on stories no one else is telling, from police brutality in Nigeria, to the continued shockwaves of President Trump’s foreign policy in Iran and Yemen to the ongoing racial reckoning underway in the US.

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    The Emmy®-winning documentary series is now on 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.

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