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Vice on HBO - Season 4 Episode 16

This week Vice investigates the search for a cure for ALS. Vice correspondent Angelina Fanous, an ALS sufferer herself, tells the story of several diagnosed ALS patients and their families, and tracks the current commitment to finding a viable treatment.

Episode: 16/18 eps

Duration: 30 mins

Quality: HD

Release: 2013

IMDb: 8.9

Season 4 - Vice on HBO
"Season Four Premiere. 'Boko Haram'- The terrorist group Boko Haram is responsible for thousands of deaths in Nigeria. Now, the government is determined to drive these militants from the country. But is the hunt for insurgents causing as much harm as it's preventing? Former Navy SEAL and new VICE correspondent Kaj Larsen travels to Nigeria to see what this cat-and-mouse game means for the people caught in the middle of the fight. 'Unnatural Selection' - For centuries, scientists have been working to change the genetic traits of plants and animals. Now, a new ..."
"'Escape to Europe' - With the war in Syria now in its fifth bloody year, half the country's population has been displaced, and four million have fled. Many are heading to the safety and relative prosperity of Europe, but getting there is a long, life-threatening journey. New VICE correspondent Ahmed Shihab-Eldin follows the refugee trail from the Syrian border to Europe, meeting Syrians determined to find a better life. 'Cycle of Terror' - The bloody ISIS attacks in Paris stunned the world. And as rumors circulated that one of the attackers may have posed as a Syrian ..."
"When California enacted the End of Life Option Act amid fierce debate last October, the number of terminally ill Americans with the right to a doctor-assisted death effectively quadrupled. But in parts of Europe, euthanasia is also administered to people other than the terminally ill, including those with autism, depression and personality disorders. VICE explores the moral, political and personal questions raised by how and when we end our lives."
"'Beating Blindness' - Doctors and researchers are making incredible strides in the fight against blindness. New assistive technologies and advances in surgical techniques mean that many patients who've lost sight entirely can now regain visual perception, and the independence that comes with it--a process that can be as disorienting as it is freeing. Isobel Yeung reports from the front lines of this latest medical frontier. 'White Collar Weed' - Small-scale weed farmers have been fighting to legalize marijuana for generations--but the closer they get to ending the ..."
"'Meathooked'- The world is addicted to meat--in developing countries around the world, diets are starting to look more like ours, incorporating more and more beef and pork. Massive factory farms are springing up to supply that demand. But industrial meat operations produce more than just cheap T-bones; they also dish out enormous environmental harm. Isobel Yeung travels to the feedlots, farms and slaughterhouses where our meat is made, to see the true costs of our burger habit. 'End of Water' - Water is the single most vital resource we have--but it's also one of the ..."
"'Return to Yemen' - Last year, Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a massive military campaign that overthrew the Yemeni government and sent the Arabian Peninsula into turmoil. Now, Saudi Arabia--nervous about the insurrection near its southern border--is trying to push the Houthis back with a ruthless bombing campaign. Ben Anderson returns to Yemen, where he reported 'The Enemy of My Enemy' for VICE S2, to witness one of the worlds most bloody and underreported conflicts. 'Church and States' - While many Americans cheered the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex ..."
"'Palestine Now' - The conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people has been locked in a cycle of violence for generations. But now, young people in the West Bank are growing so disillusioned with the status quo that they're turning their backs on their own government. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin reports from Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah and East Jerusalem to explore what life is like for young Palestinians in 2016. 'Viva Cuba Libre' - On March 21st, President Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit Cuba in 88 years. His trip is part of a campaign ..."
"'Afghan Women's Rights'--When the United States invaded Afghanistan, the liberation of Afghan women was used as a rallying cry to garner public support. Now, after nearly 15 years and hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars spent, violence and oppression are still a fact of life for the country's women. With the Taliban gaining ground again, Isobel Yeung reports from Kabul on the fight for dignity and rights in Afghanistan. 'Floating Armories'--Who stops world trade from grinding to a standstill? In many cases it's private military contractors and their network of ..."
"At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris last December, world leaders agreed that climate change is an urgent threat, cementing green energy production's place as a new frontier of innovation. VICE founder Shane Smith takes an in-depth look at the future of how we make and use energy, and how we can meet growing demand as we cut carbon emissions."
"'Trump in Dubai'- The United Arab Emirates, and Dubai in particular, are often described as paradise in the Middle East. But the 5 million migrant workers who live there, making up more than half the population, have an entirely different experience. They live in appalling conditions, and regularly end up with nothing, even after years of hard work - and now, as VICE Correspondent Ben Anderson investigates, many of them are employed on a project bearing the name of a man who might be our next president. 'China in Africa' - China is financing more infrastructure ..."
"'The Deal'- Since the hostage crisis in 1979, Iran and the United States have been bitter enemies. But last year, the US and major world powers reached an unprecedented agreement with Iran, lifting economic sanctions in exchange for Iran's agreement to limit its nuclear capabilities. VICE founder Shane Smith travels to Tehran to gauge attitudes about America and see the reactor that started Iran's nuclear program, and meets with key dealmakers--and critics--in Washington, DC. 'City of Lost Children'- Global wealth disparity has reached record levels in recent years. ..."
"'The End of Polio'- Pakistan is the last battleground in the fight to eradicate polio: since the late 80s, new cases of the wild disease have dropped from hundreds of thousands per year to just hundreds. But in Pakistan's poorest areas, there is widespread distrust of vaccinators, and the Pakistani Taliban have openly condoned violence against them--especially after the CIA used a vaccinator to help track down Osama Bin Laden. VICE's Ben Anderson travels to Karachi to meet with the health workers putting their lives on the line to finally eradicate this disease.'..."
"In Moscow, VICE co-founder Shane Smith's in depth interview with controversial NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden serves as the backdrop for a story on the state of government sponsored surveillance both at home in the US and around the world."
"Thomas Morton does a piece on the unprecedented crisis of heroin addiction sweeping across America. Kaj Larsen takes a look at the growing pace of the United States' nuclear weapons program."
"Ahmed Shihab-Eldin goes to Flint, Michigan to see a city plagued by both lead in its water supply and political inertia. In Libya, Simon Ostrovsky is embedded with Libyan soldiers fighting ISIS."
"This week Vice investigates the search for a cure for ALS. Vice correspondent Angelina Fanous, an ALS sufferer herself, tells the story of several diagnosed ALS patients and their families, and tracks the current commitment to finding a viable treatment."
"Gianna Toboni reports on the consequences of student debt in America, and Thomas Morton covers the emergence of fecal transplants as viable options for certain medical treatments."
"Government funded space agencies and commercial competition churn new energy into the space industry. Gianna Toboni digests the legacy of Guantanamo Bay's detainee program."
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