After ISIS & Cubs of the Caliphate
Season 5 concludes with a report from Iraq on the aftermath of the ferocious and costly fight to retake Mosul from ISIS. Also: Isobel Yeung meets Iraqi youth who trained under ISIS, but now face an uncertain future as they try to rebuild their lives.
Divide and Conquer & Crackdown in Honduras
Gianna Toboni reports from North Carolina to witness the effects of gerrymandered congressional districts and examine the future of America’s representative democracy. Also: a look at violent crime in Honduras and how the government has approached gang activity.
Dark Web & Future of Appalachia
Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, but the billions of dollars generated from that resource have not trickled down to the majority of the population. This disparity has led to rampant oil theft and large scale attacks on oil infrastructure by locals, who vow to continue this fight until the government allows them to profit through oil jobs and urban development.
Controlling the Narrative & Power to Congo
Day of the Sun & Return to Somalia
North Korea tests ballistic missiles and continues to develop its nuclear weapons program; after more than 25 years of civil war, a large number of Somali diaspora are returning to rebuild their homeland.
Autism Under the Lens
The number of children diagnosed with autism has more than doubled in the last two decades. Today, one in 68 children will be diagnosed with the developmental condition. VICE explores the transformative work being done at the forefront of autism research, meets families trying out some of the newest treatments, and discovers a growing self-advocacy movement out of the autistic community that wants to refocus the science.
Crude Reality & Between Oil and Water
Despite its vast oil reserves, South Sudan is on the brink of collapse; Native Americans and environmental activists converge at Standing Rock in an effort to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Last Line of Defense & El Rostro
Public defenders face soaring caseloads and limited budgets; with 80 percent of all criminal defendants unable to afford a lawyer, the system is collapsing; in the Amazon, indigenous tribes strive to save their homes from exploitation.
A look at the rise of populist candidates in Europe and what it means for the future of the European Union; an interview with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who discusses right-wing politics and the need for a unified response to rebuild Syria.