Air Date: Friday, April 07, 2017
Time Slot: 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#61/507) "Life Under Sharia / Plastic Oceans"
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Show #61 (season 5, edition 7)

Debut: FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT)

"Life Under Sharia": In the Indonesian province of Aceh, Sharia rules all. Hardliners began enforcing Islamic law in the wake of the devastating 2004 tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people, telling survivors it was the wrath of God punishing them for their sins. Today, Sharia police roam the streets busting gamblers, drinkers and adulterers, and sending them off to be publicly caned by "executioners." VICE Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Aceh and across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, to experience Sharia up close and investigate its relationship to terrorism, as well as meet those fighting back against it.

"Plastic Oceans": By 2050, it's estimated that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The millions of tons of plastic bottles, straws and bags thrown away every year are not only ruining pristine beaches - they may be becoming a permanent part of the food chain. But one 22-year-old in the Netherlands claims he has the answer to cleaning up the oceans and rethinking the way plastic is used. VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung travels to the remote shores of Hawaii and the coast of the North Sea to see the extent of our plastic addiction and the surprisingly simple ways to solve it.

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