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VICE - Season 3




2013 HBO

Episodes (14)


1.Our Rising Oceans(8.0)
A report on climate change that features a visit to Antarctica to observe melting glaciers and a report on rising sea levels in Bangladesh. Then an interview with Vice President Joe Biden.

2.To Serve and Protect & Coming to America(8.0)
'To Serve and Protect' - Thomas Morton reports from Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, and interviews journalist Radley Balko about the militarization of police in the U.S.. 'Coming to America' - Suroosh Alvi visits El Salvador to observe the reasons behind mass migration north, and chronicles a journey through Central America on top of trains that leads to the U.S.

3.We The People & Countdown to Extinction(8.0)
'We The People' - Gianna Toboni explores the rise of militias in the U.S. 'Countdown to Extinction' - Isobel Yeung investigates the consequences of unsustainable fishing practices.

4.Lines in the Sand & Outsourcing Embryos(9.0)
'Lines in the Sand' - Ben Anderson explores the trafficking hot spots of South America and Africa to find out who is profiting from Europe's cocaine habit. 'Outsourcing Embryos' - Gianna Toboni explores some of India's 3,000 surrogacy clinics, watching doctors deliver surrogate babies, and following recruiters who find prospective surrogates in the slums.

5.Synthetic Drug Revolution & Transsexuals of Iran(8.0)
‘Synthetic Drug Revolution’ - Hamilton Morris investigates the man-made chemical compounds that are becoming some of the most frequently abused substances in American high schools. He traces them back to their source in Chinese factories and meets the godfather of modern synthetic drugs in his remote lab in New Zealand. ‘Transsexuals of Iran’ - Thomas Morton follows the stories of homosexuals and transsexuals in Iran as they navigate a terrifying cultural landscape where homosexuals can be put to death and transsexuals can get state sponsored gender reassignment surgery.

6.The Post-antibiotic World & Indonesia's Palm Bomb()
‘The Post-Antibiotic World’ - Thomas Morton deep in to the jungle, and deep underground, to aid in the search for new antibiotics to combat the growing number of drug-resistant bacterial infections known as superbugs. ‘Indonesia’s Palm Bomb’ - Ben Anderson travels to Indonesia to assess the impact of palm oil farming on the native rainforest and the locals.

7.Sweet Home Alabama & Haitian Money Pit(8.0)
'Sweet Home Alabama' - Thomas Morton reports on the fallout from anti-immigration legislation in Alabama. 'Haitian Money Pit' - Vikram Gandhi visits Haiti to examine what happened to billions of dollars in relief and reconstruction aid following the 2010 earthquake.

8.Egyptian Tomb Raiders & Rent a White Guy(8.0)
'Egyptian Tomb Raiders' - Gianna Toboni investigates who's behind the looting of antiquities in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. 'Rent a White Guy' - Thomas Morton reports on the popularity of Western white males in China.

9.Savior Seeds & India's Water Crisis(8.0)
‘Savior Seeds’ - Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger. But these crops, called GMOs for "genetically modified organisms," have also sparked heated protest. Isobel Yeung traced the path of these super-crops from the headquarters of American agribusiness titan Monsanto to the soy fields of Paraguay, and visits the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, high in the Arctic, to see what's truly at stake when humans try to improve on nature. ‘India's Water Crisis’ - India is the largest democracy on Earth – with an advanced economy, a highly educated population, and cutting-edge space and nuclear weapons programs. But like many countries around the world, India hasn't been able to provide adequate clean water and sanitation systems for its growing population. Open defecation is widespread, and about 80 percent of sewage in India's cities flows directly into vital waterways like the Ganges. Tania Rashid went to India to see just how bad the problem is, and why water is such a pressing issue here and around the world.

10.A Prayer for Uganda & Kidneyville(8.0)
‘A Prayer for Uganda’ - Isobel Yeung travels to Uganda to meet some of the anti-gay leaders teaching intolerance to Uganda's youth, and uncovs disturbing ties between their message and the lessons that American fundamentalists have been pushing for years. ‘Kidneyville’ - Vikram Gandhi heads to Dhaka to explore the thriving illegal market for kidneys, and to see why so many of the country's poor are willing to sell their organs for the cash they need.

11.Evolution of a Plague & Campus Coverup(8.0)
'Evolution of a Plague' - A report on the Ebola outbreak in Africa. 'Campus Coverup' - An investigation of sexual assault on college campuses and why schools try to keep it off the record includes remarks by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

12.Enemies at the Gates & Global Jihad(7.0)
'Enemies at the Gates' - Suroosh Alvi travels to Saudi Arabia to see how America's staunchest Arab ally is defending itself - and how it may be fanning the flames of global militancy. 'Global Jihad' - Gianna Toboni travels to Europe to meet some of the young men drawn to ISIS's call, and visits with American Navy strike pilots working to roll back the Islamic State's gains.

13.Afghanistan After Us & La Haine(8.0)
'Afghanistan After Us' - Ben Anderson returns to Helmand, the country's most violent province, to investigate the security situation in Afghanistan as American involvement winds down. 'La Haine' - Vikram Gandhi goes to Paris to gauge the causes of the growing hate in the City of Lights.

14.Cold War 2.0(8.0)
The increasingly strained relationship between Russia and NATO is examined in the Season 3 finale, which includes remarks by U.S. president Barack Obama and vice president Joe Biden.