VICE founder Shane Smith sat down with Jimmy Stice, the controversial visionary behind Kalu Yala, an experimental for-profit town in Panama. Watch JUNGLETOWN on VICELAND, Tuesdays at 10pm. Find full episodes here.
The United States has a long, complicated history of accepting refugees from around the world. However, few of us are familiar with the intricacies of how relocation and resettlement works. Back in 2006, after reading an article about an airport hotel that shelters refugees awaiting their connections to far-flung corners of this country, we found ourselves wondering about their very first night here. How did these newcomers navigate that foreign, if quintessentially American environment?
By the end of 2011, the wars in the Middle East had precipitated a global refugee crisis, and we decided to make a film about that first night in America for those families who made it here. As we filmed family after family passing through a hotel near New York, we were struck by the universality of the experience of landing in a new place after a … Read More »
Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian. (Source: Nature Video)
The first episode of a new docu-series from director Ondi Timoner about an upstart town being built in the middle of the Panamanian jungle.
This award-winning documentary chronicles the life of a destitute Appalachian family. Darlene, the housewife, conducts her daily routine: carrying water, fueling a coal stove, disciplining her children, and making ends meet. A personal record of poverty. (Source: WPSU)
Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating wind farms. Meanwhile, one small German village is showing how large companies aren’t always essential.
The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries – from music and cars to hospitality – are currently being disrupted by the latest wave of digital innovation. As well as enjoying privileged access into the world biggest tech start ups we show how industry giants respond when faced with such tech-driven innovation – do they adapt – or … Read More »
Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges — a 750-mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. With no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish.
This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. (Source: Really Great Big Story)
Watch an extended version of Scott Pelley’s interview with Mike Williams, who was the chief electronics technician on the Deepwater Horizon. He recalled the explosion, subsequent fire and his harrowing escape from the oil rig. (Source: CBS NEWS)
Bacchus Wilson Panyonnoh, a 35-year-old palm oil worker, and Lee Sworh, a community activist, live in the remote forests of south-east Liberia. (Source: The Guardian)
Tour a collection of treasures plucked from thirty-four years’ worth of New York City trash.(Source: The New Yorker)