The Samaritans are one of the most ancient tribes in the world – they’ve been around for over 3,000 years. But the population is now fragile and the tribe at risk of finally dying out… Their population consists of just four extended families, around only 800 people in total (in Roman times there used to […]
The Bamboo Union is the largest of Taiwan’s three main criminal triads, a gang estimated to have about 10,000 members who deal in illegal gambling, drug trafficking, and beyond. It’s a powerful and, at times, brutal organization—if one of its members betrays the gang, it can cost them a limb. On this episode of ‘VICE […]
Alice Zhang is living her dream. She earns money playing computer games. But to survive in China’s booming gaming scene you have to keep winning, and attract sponsors. And, in this male-dominated industry, that’s far from easy. China has become the center of the e-sports industry. More than a half a billion people around the […]
Reveals exciting and controversial military campaigns that have all but faded from American history–a showdown with Britain that began over a pig; a war in Korea fought in 1871, not 1950; and a U.S. citizen’s attempt to seize control of Nicaragua. Covers little-known invasions in Russia, Central America, and the Caribbean as well.
Why are Indian tea workers not benefiting from the global tea boom? Many tea workers live in bitter poverty, while others profit from their labor. In Germany, consumers are prepared to pay high prices for top-quality tea. But tea plantation workers in Darjeeling and Assam are not benefiting from the global tea culture boom. They […]
Artist Paul Harfleet’s family had always accepted his sexuality, but it was a different story outside the home. Like many young gay people, he regularly faced abuse. So he developed an artistic work, the Pansy Project, to challenge homophobia and promote respect and tolerance For 10 years, Harfleet has been travelling the world, meeting people […]
Venice is threatened by mass tourism. Some 30 million visitors a year come to the city in Italy, making their way through the narrow streets. With an infrastructure more and more tailored to the needs of tourism, the city’s remaining residents feel left behind. During high season an influx of up to 130 thousand tourists […]