After years of repression, the government of Myanmar (Burma) has started to loosen its on grip on society. Now, a once isolated society is finally getting a taste of the outside world and Myanmar's youth are eager to catch up on what they missed. The country's formerly underground community of skaters is one of these groups.

This is the first episode of Pop Revolutiona Freethink Media video series based on my forthcoming book with Grove Atlantic, Blood and Freedom: The Global History of the United States, that tells the remarkable true story of how ordinary people armed with nothing more than smartphones, flash drives, skateboards, lipstick and tattoos are fighting back against their oppressors and winning.