Myanmar Emerges is a year-long GlobalPost investigation into challenges facing Myanmar's nascent democracy. Part One of the series, The People vs. The Power, examines the battle between villagers and a Myanmar and Chinese government-backed mining company they say is stealing their land and ruining the environment.

Dreams to Dust follows 15-year-old Ko Ko Aung, who lives on the fringes of Myanmar's largest mine. Ko Ko Aung once wanted to be a doctor, but was forced to drop out of school to help his family make ends meet. He now scrapes together a living forging copper from earth he steals from the mine.

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Myanmar Emerges Documentary
• Promise and Peril: vimeo.com/82404496
• Behind the Scenes: vimeo.com/82571089

Myanmar Emerges — Part Three: Opium War
• Heroin State: vimeo.com/82385407

Myanmar Emerges — Part Two: Oppression Economics
• Breadwinners: vimeo.com/74010831
• Forsaken: vimeo.com/74007636
• Mock Stars vimeo.com/74003695

Myanmar Emerges — Part One: The People vs. The Power
• Poisoned Hope vimeo.com/64736859
• Dreams to Dust vimeo.com/64745407
• Resource Righteousness vimeo.com/64738284
• We Never Agree vimeo.com/64643317

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