Steve Ludwin visits a church in West Virginia where the worship centres around handling deadly snakes, setting yourself on fire, drinking poison and refusing medical attention when things inevitably go wrong. He’s surprised to learn that this practice might be the answer to the opioid crisis. WATCH NEXT: Getting High on Snake Venom
In his home country of Argentina, Diego Maradona is widely considered the greatest soccer player to ever grace the sport. He is so beloved by his fans that in 1998 a group took their adoration for the athlete to the extreme and founded the Maradonian Church: a religion entirely devoted to worshipping the soccer star. […]
Think you know Egypt? Think again. Undercover Egypt weaves together controversial stories post-revolution, which tackle religion, gender, politics, sex and features a moving LGBTQ story of a lesbian who led an undercover life of her own. Leading the discussion is author Shereen El Feki who asks whether Egypt is ready for a sexual revolution.
Up to 300,000 babies in Spain were stolen from ‘undesirable’ families and trafficked by an unholy alliance of doctors, the Catholic Church and Franco’s Secret police. Now, decades on, some of these stolen children are trying to find their biological families. The racket began shortly after the Spanish Civil War as a way of stopping […]
Joel Osteen is one of the most famous televangelists in the world. A Houston based pastor, Joel is famous for his arena sized congregations, his globally broadcast sermons, and more recently, his refusal to open his church after Hurricane Harvey. Even Oprah is a fan. In this episode of Fame-ish, Vice meets Michael Klimkowski, a […]
Untouchable Love is a tale of romance creating a conflict between parents and children, religion and human rights, of youth who reject their culture to assert the freedom to love, and of Hindu extremists who view love as a threat to the system, for an increase in inter-caste marriages will blur caste boundaries and create […]
Compelling documentary about the ‘objectum sexual’ disorder. Naisho is married to the Eiffel Tower. She has a passion for inanimate objects, and her mission is to fight the stigma surrounding the disorder and create a global network of sufferers – like Amy, in love with a church organ, and Eija Riita, who married the Berlin […]
In this ground breaking documentary we follow the new phenomenon across the world and see how it embraces young Muslims, challenges conservative believers and marks a new musical movement. The Birth of Punk Islam follows Michael and his kindred spirits as they travel across the USA in their green school bus. We watch them challenging […]