Show #73 (season 5, edition 19)
Debut: FRIDAY, JULY 28 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT)
"Crude Reality": Six years after winning independence, South Sudan is already on the brink of collapse. Despite its vast oil reserves and more than $10 billion in aid from the U.S., the country has been driven into famine and a devastating ethnic war. Isobel Yeung explores how corruption at the top is threatening to tear the world's newest country apart.
"Between Oil and Water": Last year, thousands of Native Americans and environmental activists from across the country converged at Standing Rock in an effort to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. By winter, a lean-to encampment had grown into a massive protest site the size of a small town, and clashes between protestors and local police and corporate security flared. In December, VICE traveled to the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota, following the story over subsequent months as the Trump administration moved quickly to resume work on the pipeline, and examining how resource extraction has affected Native American communities.