Vice: Children for Sale

A vast underground network of traffickers has made a living convincing poor mothers in Bulgaria to sell their infants to rich Greek couples. From the courts, to the slums, to the NGOs fighting to put an end to the practice, VICE Greece took a deep dive into how the trafficking …

Zombie Drug: The Truth About Flakka

A few years ago, a new synthetic drug called Flakka appeared in Florida. It wasn’t long before viral videos and sensationalized news reports of alleged Flakka overdoses started to spread across the internet, and people began comparing its effects to that of a zombie outbreak. One supposed incident involved a …

Real Stories: The Mind Explorers

The Mind Explorers: a psychedelic weekend follows ordinary people on an extraordinary trip. The documentary centres around a 4-day psychedelic retreat in the Netherlands, where psilocybin-containing ‘magic truffles’ are legal. With new research suggesting that psychedelics can effectively treat depression, accessible retreats abroad are appealing to a new wave of …

The Anarchist Commune in the Rainforest: Poole’s Land

Manisha Krishnan travels to Poole’s Land, an anarchist commune on the western edge of Canada to figure out what exactly is drawing young people to live on the periphery of society. She ventures into the rainforest and confronts a variety of her deepest fears, but ultimately finds enlightenment in the …

Toe the Line

Since its heyday in the late 1800s, bare-knuckle boxing in the US has been relegated to parking lots and grimy basements, an underground sport that couldn’t find a way to bring itself above board. But in June of 2018—after spending years petitioning almost 30 states to sanction the brutal fights—promoter …

Peacekeepers Turned Perpetrators

In 2016, VICE aired a two year investigation uncovering widespread allegations of sexual abuse and rape at the hands of UN peacekeepers by the very women and children they pledge to protect. The UN has been criticized for mishandling these crimes, which surfaced in 14 of the then current 16 …

Inside Veteran TV’s Dark and Controversial Humor

Welcome to VET Tv: a comedy website started by an ex-Marine named Donny O’Malley who believes his brand of dark and twisted humor is the thing that some post-9/11 military veterans have been dying to see. Completely unapologetic and at times controversial, VET Tv doesn’t shy away from much of …

Out of Control: Ukraine’s Rogue Militias

In 2014, Ukraine was under siege and the military was unprepared. Desperate, the government urged anyone to get to the front and fight the Russian-backed separatists. As the war drags on, Ukraine claims their military is now in control and the volunteers have all been disbanded. But we tracked down …

Hysteria: The Rise of the Crisis Actor Conspiracy Movement

Over the past 10 years, a growing online community of conspiracy theorists and hoaxers known as “truthers” has come to question the official narratives behind every mass shooting that is heavily covered by the media. A common thread in these theories is the government’s role in staging the tragedy with …

Hysteria: The Rise and Fall of an Alt-Right Gladiator

When John Turano showed up to a few major pro-Trump rallies last year in body armor and a Spartan helmet—brawling with Antifa protestors and confronting anyone who got in his way—he quickly became an icon of the alt-right “Patriot” movement. But after Turano, a.k.a. Based Spartan, realized that some of …