London-born photographer and filmmaker Will Robson-Scott delivers a powerful and intimate video portrait of life in South and West Chicago with his latest short film Chi Raq. If you have 13 minutes to spare, I highly recommend taking the time to check this out.

For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses experienced by the US army in Iraq war over the same period. Allowing its subjects to take centre stage and tell their stories in their own words, Robson-Scottʼs film is unflinchingly honest in its depiction of life on the streets of one of the most dangerous cities in America.