KRAHANG by Joshua Gordon

 

As his latest project, Dublin born filmmaker and photographer Joshua Gordon, offers up an intimate 23 minute insight into the lives of a select few members of a biker gang in Bangkok. The short documentary, which has been in production for over 2 years, shifts effortlessly between haunting and exhilarating, from the chilling CCTV footage of a brutal attack, to a carefree night of Karaoke.

Throughout the documentary Gordon manages to take these young boys, who on the surface seem to like mindless, dangerous, nuisances to society, and continuously subverts that preconception, allowing us to see the deep familial bond and sense of belonging that motivates and comforts. 

 

The project was produced by Irish production company Motherland, in association with UK powerhouse Somesuch, if you have a half hour spare this week, it's definitely worth a watch.