Synopsis

Life Under Sharia

Correspondent: Suroosh Alvi

In Aceh, Sharia rules all. In this Indonesian province, hardliners began enforcing Islamic law in the wake of the devastating 2004 tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people, telling the survivors that it was the wrath of God punishing them for their sins. Now, Sharia police roam the streets busting gamblers, drinkers and adulterers, and sending them off to be publicly caned by "executioners." VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Aceh and across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, to experience Sharia up close, and investigate its relationship to terrorism, as well as meet those who are fighting back against it.

Plastic Oceans

Correspondent: Isobel Yeung

By 2050, it's estimated that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The millions of tons of plastic bottles, straws and bags we throw away every year are not only ruining pristine beaches -- they may be becoming a permanent part of our food chain. But one 22-year-old in the Netherlands claims he has the answer to cleaning up our oceans and rethinking the way we use plastic. VICE travels to the remote shores of Hawaii and the coast of the North Sea to see the extent of our plastic addiction and the surprisingly simple ways we can solve it.

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