Shane Smith

The Prison Issue

Fixing the System: An Interview with President Obama on Prison Reform

VICE accompanied President Obama to a federal prison in Oklahoma to film a special episode about the US criminal justice system for our show on HBO. Read an excerpt from a sit-down interview conducted during the visit.
Shane Smith
10.5.15
the Earth Died Screaming Issue

Shane Smith on the Need to Protect the Earth from Environmental Catastrophe

It's increasingly clear to me that the environment touches every single human on Earth—perhaps in different ways, but when the environment is hurting we all suffer.
Shane Smith
5.6.15
News

Welcome to the VICE News Private Beta

Behold, dear reader: a message from VICE founder and CEO Shane Smith about our new news website, <a href="https://news.vice.com/">VICE News</a>, which is now in beta.
Shane Smith
2.27.14
VICE on HBO Extended

Meet Kalpana Saroj, India's Dalit Queen

VICE co-founder Shane Smith meets real-life slum-dog millionaire Kalpana Saroj, who was once a Dalit at the very bottom of the Indian caste system and earned only pennies a day in a sweatshop. She eventually became a talented tailor, making $5 every...
Shane Smith
5.10.13
VICE on HBO Extended

Pakistani Dress Up

Before heading out to the Line of Control that divides India and Pakistan, Shane decides to buy the local garb—shalwar kameez—to fit in.
Shane Smith
4.24.13
VICE on HBO Extended

Going on a Raid in Bajaur

While shooting in Bajaur, Pakistan—considered the main refuge and supply route for Taliban insurgents—Shane gets a firsthand look at what a raid operation with Bajaur scouts looks like.
Shane Smith
4.23.13
VICE News

The Mexican Mormon War

We talk to Romney's Mexican relatives about the time a family member was held for ransom by the cartel.
Shane Smith
9.25.12
VICE News

The Mexican Mormon War

The Mexican drug cartels are at war... with Mormons. In Part 5, we're stalked by the cartel after going on patrol with the police and drinking with the Mormons.
Shane Smith
9.21.12
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The Mexican Mormon War - Trailer

The drug cartels of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are at war with a group of polygamous Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. VICE founder Shane Smith went down there to investigate the conflict. Part 1 of 'The Mexican Mormon War' will air on...
Shane Smith
9.13.12
VICE News

SOFEX: The Business of War

SOFEX takes place every two years in Amman, and is largely the brainchild of Jordan’s king, Abdullah II, who has a penchant for special operations and massive displays of artillery.
Shane Smith
3.29.12
VICE News

SOFEX: The Business of War

SOFEX takes place every two years in Amman, and is largely the brainchild of Jordan’s king, Abdullah II, who has a penchant for special operations and massive displays of artillery.
Shane Smith
3.28.12
NORTH KOREA

North Korean Labor Camps

Kim Jong Il has come up with a new way to bring cold hard cash into his isolated country: export North Korean workers to slave away in the Siberian forest. VICE founder Shane Smith travels to Russia to investigate a chain of North Korean labor camps.
Shane Smith
12.19.11
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