The Vice Guide to Travel is an American expose series of seven short documentaries, ranging from five to 12 minutes, in which the founders, editors and writers of Vice magazine travel to uncover the stories commercial networks like CNN and Fox News pretend don't exist.
The documentaries were released as a DVD in the USA on 3 October, 2006. The entire special is 54 minutes long.
The Vice Guide to Travel aired in South Africa as a television special on DStv's MTVbase channel on Monday 19 May 2008, at 22h00.
It aired on DStv's MTV channel in two half-hour parts on Wednesday 16 and 23 July, 2008, at 23h00.
In Bulgaria, co-founder Shane Smith locates a man who bought a “dirty bomb” on the black market and buried it in his mom’s garden. His purchase could eradiate New York City, killing hundreds of thousands and rendering the city unliveable.
In Palestine, Smith listens as PLO boyscout leaders encourage their charges to sing songs about blowing up the “Israeli dogs”.
In Pakistan, Vice’s other co-founder Suroosh Alvi travels to the world’s largest illegal arms market, where peasants make guns by the thousands with their bare hands.
To get their stories the crew need to do radical things: Alvi’s mom had to speak with people from her native country to recruit a militia to protect her son. In Chernobyl, Smith and correspondent Pella Kagerman travel to reactor #4, the site of the fateful meltdown, where levels of radiation are 40 times higher than normal.
About Vice Magazine
Vice magazine is a free glossy magazine that covers independent arts and youth culture.
Founded in Montreal, the magazine's currently based in New York and gets distrubuted in the US, Australia, Austria, Britain, Japan, Scandinavia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.