Violent Times

By VICE Australia

What's Violent Times about?

In our society, violence seems to simultaneously feel necessary, disgusting and fascinating—depending on who is perpetrating it. As an outlaw biker, psychology graduate and the son of Afghan refugees, Mahmood Fazal is interested in the psychology behind violence. In Violent Times, Mahmood seeks to deconstruct our relationship to violence, be it criminal, romanticised or state sanctioned.

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An Afternoon With the Yakuz...


Japan’s Yakuza are infamous as one of the world’s most notorious crime syndicates. While their modern identity is a fascinating mix of style and violence, they see themselves as the cultural descendants of samurai. Speaking to Mahmood Fazal in Japan, ...

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