LA 'Cholo' subculture thrives in São Paulo, Brazil
Journalist Phuong-Cac Nguyen discovers a thriving Chicano, low-rider culture in Brazil. Her short documentary about it is called "South American Cholo."
While journalist Phuong-Cac Nguyen was living in São Paulo, she happened upon a group of men dressed in classic Los Angeles “cholo” style — Dickies, tattoos, white socks pulled up to their knees.
She wrongly assumed they were Mexican-American tourists visiting from L.A. until they spoke Portuguese to her and led her to discover a thriving Chicano, low-rider culture in Brazil. Her short documentary "South American Cholo" examines this Brazilian subculture, and she joined Take Two on Thursday to talk about it.
For more information on attending a screening of the film Thursday night in Los Angeles, click here.