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  • Blood Sacrifice in Sumba - Trailer

    Sumba is an island the size of Jamaica in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient animistic traditions survive to this day. It is the setting for ritual battles called Pasola which take...

  • Blood Sacrifice in Sumba

    We had come to Sumba film the lead-up to the Pasola battle in Wanukaka, a village where members of the Praibakul clan had been prepping their spears and horses for this year’s fight against the neighboring Waihura clan. The battle was set to take place...

  • War Gin

    Ugandans are the hardest drinking Africans in the motherland, both in terms of per capita consumption and the hooch they choose to chug. Waragi, or "war gin," is what they call the local moonshine, and it makes the harshest Appalachian rotgut taste...

  • Death of the American Hobo

    We traveled by freight train to the 112th National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, to see what was left of hobo life. We felt as if we were a pair of early Americans—pioneers far from home on a great adventure. Each train was a roll of the die, a...

  • The Tiny VICE Guide to Doha

    We tried to find the best shawarma in Doha but ended up searching for robot camel jockeys (apparently this is a real thing) and drinking in very strange bars.

  • The VICE Guide to Karachi

    VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi visits Pakistan's ultraviolent metropolis.

  • The VICE Guide to Karachi

    VICE founder Suroosh Alvi investigates political corruption and extremism in Pakistan's ultraviolent metropolis.

  • The VICE Guide to Karachi

    VICE founder Suroosh Alvi visits Pakistan's ultraviolent metropolis.

  • The Warias

    Tucked away inside the back room of a beauty salon is a school for Islamic studies tailored to a very specific student body: transsexuals.