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Leaned Back 2022 (Trailer): LEANED BACK is a portrait of a Chicago community of young men who risk their lives to save their lives. Oftentimes, it’s rare for a citizen of Chicago to leave their neighborhood due to the fear of violence or designed segregation. Chicago Bike Life has allowed strangers from every corner of the city to become lifelong brothers. Directed by Adam Jason Cohen with a run time of 20 minutes. The film is packaged in DVD format with an accompanying 24-page zine. Malakhai was the editor of this project and a producer. You can now watch the full film today via NOWNESS