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    • Last Dinosaur of the CONGO
      Last Dinosaur of the CONGO
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100831
      8/31/10
      0.0
      Legend has it that the last remaining dinosaur lives inside the Congolese jungle. Dan Choe and his team of pygmy guides go in search of the beast, slicing their way through the heart of darkness to visit a reclusive tribe who claims to have witnessed the dinosaur's existence. After making sure of his intentions, the tribe's leader offers Dan a ritualistic alcohol that he must drink before setting out to find the animal. Chaos ensues.moreless
    • Vice Guide to North Korea 2 of 3
      Season 2008 - Episode 20080303
      3/3/08
      0.0
      Shane Smith sneaks into North Korea as a "tourist" and investigates the land that time, sanity, and food all forgot.
    • The Dream Machine
      The Dream Machine
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070421
      4/21/07
      0.0
      Mind-altering stroboscopy.
    • PLO Boy Scouts of Beirut
      PLO Boy Scouts of Beirut
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070219
      2/19/07
      0.0
      These kids are being trained to do whatever it takes; including turning their bodies into bombs.
    • Gorillas in the Midst
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081027
      10/27/08
      0.0
      Tracking silverbacks by shit and stench.
    • Bulgarian Dirty Bombs
      Bulgarian Dirty Bombs
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070205
      2/5/07
      0.0
      VBS shops for dirty bombs in the Bulgarian black market.
    • Guide to North Korea 3 of 3
      Guide to North Korea 3 of 3
      Season 2008 - Episode 20080303
      3/3/08
      0.0
      100,000 North Koreans participate in the world's greatest eyefuck.
    • Nimbin Mardi Grass
      Nimbin Mardi Grass
      Season 2007 - Episode 20071203
      12/3/07
      0.0
      Oz's biggest weed-fest.
    • Gypsies of Sophia
      Gypsies of Sophia
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070401
      4/1/07
      0.0
      VBS tours the fetid garbage dump Bulgaria's Gypsies are forced to live in.
    • The Gun Markets of Pakistan
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070212
      2/12/07
      0.0
      VBS visits the arms markets of Darra, Pakistan, where the area's holy warriors come to stock up on guns handmade by men who live in caves
    • Vice Guide to North Korea 3 of 3
      Season 2008 - Episode 20080303
      3/3/08
      0.0
      Shane Smith sneaks into North Korea as a "tourist" and investigates the land that time, sanity, and food all forgot.
    • Vice Guide to North Korea 1 of 3
      Season 2008 - Episode 20080303
      3/3/08
      0.0
      Shane Smith sneaks into North Korea as a "tourist" and investigates the land that time, sanity, and food all forgot.
    • House of The Setting Sun part 2 of 2
      House of The Setting Sun part 2 of 2
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100317
      3/17/10
      0.0
      VBS travels to Casa Xochiquetzal, a residential facility in one of Mexico City’s shadiest neighborhoods that caters exclusively to the area’s elderly sex workers.
    • Illegal Border Crossing Park
      Illegal Border Crossing Park
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100201
      2/1/10
      0.0
      The Mexican town of El Alberto lies 800 miles south of the US border in the state of Hidalgo. It’s pretty much like any other town of 3,000 people, except in El Alberto they offer tourists the chance to participate in a simulated illegal border crossing. It all happens at a standard recreational park with swimming pools, river trips, zip lines, and the other typical fare. We took a few cameras and headed for the EcoAlberto Park to spend some late-nights running through underground tunnels on the heels of our personal “Coyote” while being chased by border patrol. While we were there, we crashed a quinceñera party and saw El Alberto from the perspective of the locals. We find that when Mexicans cross the border to pursue the “American Dream,” their real aim is to bring a slice of the pie back home to Mexico. And so they do, provided they can run fast enough.moreless
    • The Vice Guide to Liberia
      The Vice Guide to Liberia
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100130
      1/30/10
      0.0
      Welcome to The Vice Guide to Liberia. VBS travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation’s eventual intervention, most of Liberia’s young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. The former child soldiers who were forced into war have been left to fend for themselves, the murderous warlords who once led them in cannibalistic rampages have taken up as so-called community leaders, and new militias are lying in wait for the opportunity to reclaim their country from a government they rightly mistrust. America’s one and only foray into African colonialism is keeping a very uneasy peace indeed. In Part 1, Vice’s own Shane Smith provides a brief history lesson and some essential context for understanding what caused Liberia’s civil war and how things got so bad. Liberia was originally planned and founded as a homeland for former slaves back in 1821. But fast forward a bunch of years and a military coup and you find the First Liberian Civil War in 1989: yet another third-world regime change in which the US-backed opposition, led by Charles Taylor, overthrows a government unfriendly to US interests. Once in power, Taylor’s corrupt, dysfunctional government quickly finds itself under attack by local warlords, leading to the Second Liberian Civil War ten years later. From there things go from bad to total shit.moreless
    • The Vice Guide to Liberia 3 of 8
      The Vice Guide to Liberia 3 of 8
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100119
      1/19/10
      0.0
      Eager to see what the UN and Liberian government are actually doing, VBS meets up with a local journalist who plops us down in the center of West Point, the worst slum in Liberia. Without any modern plumbing, the people of West Point have taken to using the beach as a dump and giant outhouse. The area smells like, well, a dump and a giant outhouse, and it goes without saying that residents’ health suffers a whole host of issues. Here we also happen on a young Liberian rapper, who gives us a couple verses about the scourge of Africa: AIDS. From there it’s off the visit a heroin den, where we watch a twelve year-old smoke heroin and describes raping a woman at gunpoint. It gets worse.moreless
    • The Vice Guide to Liberia 2 of 8
      The Vice Guide to Liberia 2 of 8
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100119
      1/19/10
      0.0
      While Liberia’s former president Charles Taylor’s trial for war crimes and sundry other atrocities continues at the Hague, the ex warlords of Liberia remain in their native country. Some are harassed by cops; others are hunted by vengeful gangs. The lucky few still maintain control over some territory. In this chapter, VBS meets General bin Laden, so named to strike terror in the hearts of his enemies. After springing bin Laden from jail, VBS is invited back to his compound, where bin Laden leads us to his roof and tells us about his neighborhood improvement plans. Mid-interview, after a suspect group of men unfamiliar to bin Laden assembles in the courtyard down below, VBS is forced to flee.moreless
    • The Vice Guide to Liberia 1 of 8
      The Vice Guide to Liberia 1 of 8
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100118
      1/18/10
      0.0
      Welcome to The Vice Guide to Liberia. In this eight-part series, VBS travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation’s eventual intervention, most of Liberia’s young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. The former child soldiers who were forced into war have been left to fend for themselves, the murderous warlords who once led them in cannibalistic rampages have taken up as so-called community leaders, and new militias are lying in wait for the opportunity to reclaim their country from a government they rightly mistrust. America’s one and only foray into African colonialism is keeping a very uneasy peace indeed. In Part 1, Vice’s own Shane Smith provides a brief history lesson and some essential context for understanding what caused Liberia’s civil war and how things got so bad. Liberia was originally planned and founded as a homeland for former slaves back in 1821. But fast forward a bunch of years and a military coup and you find the First Liberian Civil War in 1989: yet another third-world regime change in which the US-backed opposition, led by Charles Taylor, overthrows a government unfriendly to US interests. Once in power, Taylor’s corrupt, dysfunctional government quickly finds itself under attack by local warlords, leading to the Second Liberian Civil War ten years later. From there things go from bad to total shit.moreless
    • Mecca Diaries
      Mecca Diaries
      Season 2009 - Episode 20091125
      11/25/09
      0.0
      Hajj is the world's largest annual pilgrimage that takes place in Mecca, Saudia Arabia. Last year VICE Founder Suroosh Alvi went with his family and shot footage with an old Handicam. His intention was never to make a VBS doc out of it, but lo and behold here it is...shaky camerawork and all. November 27, 2009 is the Eid celebration for the Muslim world and also marks the end of this year's Hajj.moreless
    • Wodka Wars
      Wodka Wars
      Season 2009 - Episode 20090822
      8/22/09
      0.0
      Vice Scandinavia correspondent Ivar Berglin travels to the front lines of the Vodka/Wodka Wars – and discovers that the tortured history of Russian-Polish relations can be saved in a bottle.
    • The Radioactive Beasts of Chernobyl
      The Radioactive Beasts of Chernobyl
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070331
      3/31/07
      0.0
      Shane Smith hunts for mutant wolves in Chernobyl's Red Forest – the area that got the highest doses of radiation after the nuclear disaster in 1986.
    • Chernobyl
      Chernobyl
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070331
      3/31/07
      0.0
      Hunting mutant wolves in the radioactive ruins of Chernobyl.
    • Jeepnys: The Rolling Carnival
      Jeepnys: The Rolling Carnival
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070716
      7/16/07
      0.0
      Jeepnys are Filipino hotrods, and there's no better way to get around Manila.
    • Gorillas in the Midst / Gypsies of Sophia
    • The Gun Markets of Pakistan / Bulgarian Dirty Bombs
    • Prostitutes of God:
      Prostitutes of God:
      Season 2010 - Episode 20101001
      10/1/10
      0.0
      In Prostitutes of God, VBS travels deep into the remote villages and towns of Southern India to uncover an ancient system of religious sex slavery dating back to the 6th century. Although the practice was made illegal more than 20 years ago, we discover there are still more than 23,000 women in the state of Karnataka selling their bodies in the name of the mysterious Hindu Goddess Yellamma. They are known as Devadasis, or ‘servants of God’. From city red light districts to rural mud huts, we meet proud brothel madams, HIV positive teenage prostitutes, and gay men in saris. Our intimate exploration into the life of the Devadasi reveals a pseudo-religious system that exploits poverty-stricken families to fuel modern India’s booming sex trade.moreless
    • Prostitutes of God: Episode 2
      Prostitutes of God: Episode 2
      Season 2010 - Episode 20101001
      10/1/10
      0.0
      VBS crosses the border into Karnataka into the heartlands of the ancient Devadasi tradition to uncover the mystery of the Goddess Yellamma, and find out how a religious icon became a justification for child prostitution. We meet two teenage Devadasis, Mala and Belavva, to talk sex, saris, and how they cope with the deadly threat of HIV.moreless
    • Prostitutes of God: Episode 4
      Prostitutes of God: Episode 4
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100922
      9/22/10
      0.0
      For the grand finale VBS travels to the annual full moon festival in Saundatti, the most prestigious event in the Devadasi calendar. The colour, dancing and celebrations of the festival disguise the darkness of its underlying purpose: child sex trafficking. Here traffickers, pimps and brothel madams come from all over India to recruit young girls and boys into the sex trade in the name of the Goddess Yellamma. On our way home, we are invited to a remote mud hut to meet two older Devadasi women a mother and daughter who reflect back on their lives and ask the question: what kind of religion turns parents into pimps and their children into prostitutes?moreless
    • Prostitutes of God: Episode 3
      Prostitutes of God: Episode 3
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100921
      9/21/10
      0.0
      A dancing transvestite Devadasi steals the limelight in the next phase of our journey, as we travel deeper into the murky world of temple prostitution. He invites us for chai, gives our host a manicure, and teaches us a few tricks of the trade. We explore the home of the most celebrated Devadasi brothel madam in the business to find out how she lures the next generation of girls into the sex trade.moreless
    • Prostitutes of God: Episode 2
      Prostitutes of God: Episode 2
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100920
      9/20/10
      0.0
      VBS crosses the border into Karnataka into the heartlands of the ancient Devadasi tradition to uncover the mystery of the Goddess Yellamma, and find out how a religious icon became a justification for child prostitution. We meet two teenage Devadasis, Mala and Belavva, to talk sex, saris, and how they cope with the deadly threat of HIV.moreless
    • Prostitutes of God: Episode 1
      Prostitutes of God: Episode 1
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100917
      9/17/10
      0.0
      In Prostitutes of God, VBS travels to the Indian city of Sangli to meet a group of bolshy sex workers selling their bodies in the name of the Hindu Goddess Yellamma. Local sex worker Anitha invites us for lunch in her brothel; shows us her homemade “sex rooms,” and tells us what it’s like to be a religious prostitute in modern India.moreless
    • Prostitutes of God Trailer
      Prostitutes of God Trailer
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100915
      9/15/10
      0.0
      In Prostitutes of God, VBS travels deep into the remote villages and towns of Southern India to uncover an ancient system of religious sex slavery dating back to the 6th century. Although the practice was made illegal more than 20 years ago, we discover there are still more than 23,000 women in the state of Karnataka selling their bodies in the name of the mysterious Hindu Goddess Yellamma. They are known as Devadasis, or ‘servants of God’. From city red light districts to rural mud huts, we meet proud brothel madams, HIV positive teenage prostitutes, and gay men in saris. Our intimate exploration into the life of the Devadasi reveals a pseudo-religious system that exploits poverty-stricken families to fuel modern India’s booming sex trade.moreless
    • The Radioactive Beasts of Chernobyl / PLO Boy Scouts of Beirut
    • VICE Guide to North Korea: Full Length
    • The Last Aryans of Paraguay
      The Last Aryans of Paraguay
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070407
      4/7/07
      0.0
      S. America's lost Aryan colony.
    • Filipino Feed Lot
      Filipino Feed Lot
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070401
      4/1/07
      0.0
      Sampling some of Manila's most questionable delicacies. First up: Soup No. 5.
    • A Day in Shanghai
      A Day in Shanghai
      Season 2007 - Episode 20070317
      3/17/07
      0.0
      Having a gay old time in China's capital of consumerism.
    • Guide to North Korea 1 of 3
      Guide to North Korea 1 of 3
      Season 2008 - Episode 20080303
      3/3/08
      0.0
      Peeking across the border at the forbidden North. VBS visits the land that time, sanity, and food all forgot.
    • Guide to North Korea 2 of 3
      Guide to North Korea 2 of 3
      Season 2008 - Episode 20080303
      3/3/08
      0.0
      VBS arrives in the grimmest, most isolated, zaniest capital in the world.
    • The Holy Thugs of Venezuela
      The Holy Thugs of Venezuela
      Season 2011 - Episode 20110519
      5/19/11
      0.0
      Venezuelans are traditionally Catholic. But in a country where at least 14,000 people were murdered last year, believing in traditional religious figures can sometimes get a wee bit difficult. The Santos Malandros (in English, the Holy Thugs) are an alternative set of saints whose common traits include sideways baseball hats, cigarettes, and guns. We thought it was either kind of perfect or really troubling that in Caracas, the world’s most violent city, people are worshipping at the feet of now-dead armed criminals. In this episode, we visit the shrines of the Holy Thugs to find out more.moreless
    • Libyan Lockdown
      Libyan Lockdown
      Season 2011 - Episode 20110222
      2/22/11
      0.0
      Libya is the latest nation to experience the violent civil unrest that has plagued North Africa since December. But in August 2010 things were much different. In fact, the country was making steps to rectify its long-sullied international image. One of these steps was devising a youth conference to be held in Tripoli. We had wanted to get inside the country for a long time, so when Vice founder Shane Smith learned of the event he submitted his credentials and was invited to take part in the festivities.moreless
    • Mongolian Yak Festival
      Mongolian Yak Festival
      Season 2011 - Episode 20110220
      2/20/11
      0.0
      VBS travels to the vast epic-ness of Khovsgol Province in northern Mongolia to check in on the second annual Yak Festival. Mongolians revere the mighty yak for powering Genghis Khan’s bloody rampage through Asia and Europe. And for their pretty hair. The festival showcased nature’s fanciest cows in an array of yak-related activities including yak wrangling, yak rodeo, yak cheese-tasting, as well as the main event, a balls to the wall yak race across the steppe. The Kentucky Derby this is not.moreless
    • From Poland With Love
      From Poland With Love
      Season 2010 - Episode 12.15.10
      0.0
    • House of The Setting sun Part 1 of 2
      House of The Setting sun Part 1 of 2
      Season 2010 - Episode 20100317
      3/17/10
      0.0
      VBS travels to Casa Xochiquetzal, a residential facility in one of Mexico City’s shadiest neighborhoods that caters exclusively to the area’s elderly sex workers.