Vice on HBO: Season 2
VICE is a documentary TV series that portrays the sometimes-absurd reality of what’s going on around the world. These are the controversial and intriguing stories that the mainstream media usually overlooks. This season, VICE takes a look at social issues and the way in which they show up in different parts of the world.
Episode 1 – Afghan Money Pit & the Pacification of Rio
Follow the trail of a hundred billion dollars of taxpayer’s money that is being poured into the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Then, see how the Brazilian government took extreme measures in order to clean up the city on time for the World Cup and Olympics.
Episode 2 – Greenland is Melting and Bonded Labor
Find out why the glaciers are melting, and how the rise in sea level will soon have worldwide devastating effects. Then, see how in Pakistan, millions of men, women, and children work as modern day slaves.
Episode 3 – American Scrap & Children of the Drones
Find out who benefits from the scrapping of old buildings. Then, Discover how American drone operators are being affected by the work they do.
Episode 4 – A Syria of Their Own & White Gold
Meet Al Qaeda’s new enemy in Northern Syria. Then, find out about Asia’s growing demand for rhino horn and its illicit trade from Southern Africa to Vietnam.
Episode 5 – Terrorist University & Armageddon Now
Find out what makes this place the world capital of terrorist training and recruitment. Then follow a group of born again Christians as they tour the Holy Land to discover the real reason why they support Israel.
Episode 6 – Rocky Mountain High & North Korean Defectors
Legal marijuana has become a booming business and the money it generates is not going into the drug cartel or the black market. Then, some North Korean refugees are having a hard time adapting to the demands of the modern world.
Episode 7 – The Pink Gang Rebellion & Genetic Passport
Meet an Indian woman who’s formed the Gulabi Gang, or Pink Gang, to help women fight back against rape. Then, a nuclear testing site in Kazakhstan has levels of radiation that are dangerously high as a horrific aftereffect of the country’s Soviet Era.
Episode 8 – The Resource Curse & Deliver us From Drought
In Papua New Guinea a natural gas payout of $19 billion is actually destroying the country. Then in Texas everybody’s being affected by the state’s worst drought in recorded history.
Episode 9 – Crude Awakening & The Enemy of My Enemy
The BP oil spill continues to have lingering and lethal effects. Then, in Yemen small boys chant “Death the America”.
Episode 10 – Playing With Nuclear Fire & No Man Left Behind
Unveil the disaster that the Japanese government is trying to hide in Fukushima. Then, find out why returning war heroes have decided to medicate themselves to find relief from their PTSD.
Episode 11 – Heroin Warfare & The Coldest War
Unmask the heroin epidemic that is crippling Iran. And discover how global warming is re-igniting the cold war because the Arctic is central to Putin’s vision of a Russia whose lifeblood is oil and gas.
Episode 12 – Surveillance City & The Forgotten War
The future of policing is tested in Camden, New Jersey, which is one of the poorest and most drug-ridden cities in the country. Then, investigate the forgotten genocide that is still raging in Darfur, even though the global community has mostly lost interest.
NOTE: You can use the “playlist” button at the bottom right of the video player to browse through the different episodes.