Rebels, Radicals, Mavericks, Change Makers. I Am Rebel is a documentary series about outsiders finding their voices in the underworlds of vice and proving that change only happens when you break the rules. New York’s first crime scene photographer, Weegee, shines a light on organized crime. Louis Moore hijacks Southern Airways Flight 49 to seek justice against police brutality in Detroit. Chemist Alexander Shulgin creates a backyard laboratory where he invents the psychedelic drug, MDMA. Kevin Mitnick is the first "darkside hacker" to use "social engineering" against the FBI and in turn helps draw attention to computer security.
A botched plane hijack by three Detroit men in 1972 triggers airport security reforms.
New York's first crime scene photographer chronicles Prohibition-era gang warfare, prompting police to change tactics to end the public violence.
Chemistry prodigy Alexander Shulgin goes to war with the DEA when his psychedelic cure to treat PTSD hits the streets as the party drug Ecstasy.
Computer hackers aren’t a major threat until Kevin Mitnick sends the FBI on a cat-and-mouse hunt in the 1980s, shaping online security in today’s digital age.