japanese cholos

British filmmakers Louis Ellison and Jacob Hodgkinson delivered a fascinating short doc about a very unique Japanese subculture with “Chicano“.

Shot on location in Tokyo, Osaka and Hyogo the film looks at how Nippon's underground is turning a culture usually - and unfairly - associated with violent street gangs, masculine identity gone wrong and a heavy lowrider fetish only into something positive. “Chicano is an exploration between the similarities and differences between Chicano culture in America and Japan, and how the scene is not all about gang culture, but has a deep-seated root in family values.“