FOR THE COUNTRY follows fixed freestyle riders Teppei “Nasty” Iwabuchi and Yuhei “Marco” Hirose on their first journey from Japan to the USA.

Filming on FOR THE COUNTRY took place in April, 2011. Only a month earlier, on March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 20,000 people reported dead or missing. More than 800,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Thousands of survivors are displaced and still living in temporary shelter.

Please take a moment to consider contributing to ongoing relief efforts. Mercy Corps, a Portland-based organisation, works directly with Peace Winds Japan to provide on the ground assistance in affected areas.