The Emmy®-winning documentary series comes to SHOWTIME, delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, and tackling untold and complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.
S1 E1 | "KEEPERS OF THE CALIPHATE & SIM KIDS"
VICE correspondent Hind Hassan explores the resurgence of ISIS, as brigades of radicalized ISIS women have started to regroup within al-Hol camp, where tens of thousands of women and children who once lived under The Islamic State and are now held; VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu examines the unlikely origins of what some call the perfect crime, and explores the urgent implications for personal security, digital identity, and the persistent industry inaction on SIM swapping. Series premiere.
S1 E2 | "India Burning & Russia's Fight Factory"
With India’s leaders ramping up Hindu nationalist rhetoric, correspondent Isobel Yeung investigates the growing fear that the nation’s 200 million Muslims are being systematically targeted; correspondent Alzo Slade heads to Dagestan to explore how this tiny Russian republic with a turbulent history became a modern day fight factory, producing some of the world’s top wrestlers and MMA fighters.
S1 E3 | "BATTLE FOR IDLIB & SEEKING SOLITUDE"
Correspondent Isobel Yeung gains rare access inside Idlib, Syria’s last rebel-held territory, as President Assad and his allies mount a brutal bombing offensive that has civilians paying the highest price; Correspondent Dexter Thomas goes on lockdown in South Korea to search for the benefits of isolation — ironically, just weeks before the rest of the world would join him in their COVID-19 quarantines.
S1 E4 | "WARNING FROM WUHAN & CUBAN HOSTAGE CRISIS"
Correspondent Krishna Andavolu presents the video diary of Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi to illustrate the full impact of COVID-19 in Wuhan; Correspondent Paola Ramos exposes how the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy is strengthening cartels as they kidnap Cuban migrants held at the border and target their American families waiting for them at home.
S1 E5 | "Quitting WeWork & Losing Ground & Italy’s Darkest Hour"
In this 1-hour episode, correspondent Seb Walker examines the spectacular rise and fall of WeWork, and delves into the world of venture capitalists willing to gamble billions on the next big startup; as the U.S. continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination, correspondent Alzo Slade explores the vulnerability of black land owners in the South; correspondent Isobel Yeung reports from the heart of Italy’s COVID-19 crisis, gaining rare access to an ICU in a hospital overwhelmed by the virus.
S1 E7 | "Fighting COVID & Atomic Atolls"
Correspondent Gianna Toboni follows front line healthcare workers as they take on the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis; Correspondent Ben Anderson explores the nuclear legacy of the United States’ atomic weapons testing in the Marshall Islands and the negative impacts on its people.
S1 E8 | "Terror in the Sahel & Corona Crash"
Correspondent Ben Anderson goes to Burkina Faso, where one of Africa’s fastest growing humanitarian crises spins out of control as the Sahel becomes the new epicenter of terrorism and violence; Correspondent Michael Moynihan surveys the long-term economic devastation wrought by COVID-19 and asks if our cure is causing another disease.
S1 E11 | "Viral Racism & Spring Break Forever"
As COVID-19 sweeps across the world, Senior Correspondent Isobel Yeung explores how Asian Americans are being discriminated against in their own country; when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis left it to local counties and municipalities to decide on safety measures in their towns. Alzo Slade visits one small town to find out how local government officials are handling a global pandemic.