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hi i'm femi oke a welcome to the string this episode is all about that cowboys kalgo as of america if you're doing a double take right now i've done playing in the history of african-american cowboys and cowgirls you have to take a really deep to find it and why is that that's one question what the asking on today show but there is a new movie out right now that looks at the open city cowboys of philadelphia african-american cowboys and cowgirls that film is called concrete cowboy you can take a look at it white house have a look. right
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a grad hello arran all connected to concrete cowboy and one way or another that tell us what that connection is ricky south to international audience get to having yet some great writer director country cowboy. i go back to see me introduce yourself what's your connection. my name is greg neary i think the young adult novel gentle travelling on which was based nice to have an hour an hour and a welcome to the strain i think this may be our 1st errand tell everybody what you do and you connection to the many. and m. brown i am the director of iraq in agony and also went to original work you see writers say nice to have you there is a whole conversation that this movie has started about that cowboys and black tell girls and i feel it's an issue that if you know you know but if you don't and you
want to talk to aaron and greg. the best thing to do is jump into you tube comment section and you too can be part of today's show so and if you know you know if you just want. how you start that conversation or stern and. cowboys and cowgirls is something that has been not mainstream so i guess you have to see it in the conversation begins there. i'm just looking at your you really have to see it leave it i think a lot of people have that same reaction you know even little kids i see in those neighborhoods when they see a cowboy cowgirl right in buying a horse they just have this look on their face like you know that and you know the common thing i heard even people i know who live in philadelphia the whole lives maybe even 2 miles away from this neighborhood never knew about this whole world
because there's a certain perception about strawberry mansion and it's not it's for us talking about him is an area for all and lots of the film. but greg before i move on to reckless powers the story in our. you always says tell the story along i don't book with incredibly popular and this picture this is a picture from a spiral today and we'll show it to everybody tell everybody what you saw what about when they saw it yeah i mean i think i came across this photo essay in life magazine and you know one of the 1st images inside was a young black boy standing on top of a horse name clearly what was the inner city and you know you had the same reaction that those kids had which is like why is this you know and you start flipping to these photos you see you know like cowboys in philadelphia what is going on in to
me that's where the story line is because you know why there are black cowboys and horses in west philly you know that why is that a story i mean things touches happen by accident there's a reason and i wanted to know what it was and so i just started digging and you know at the time you know put it into google and it like nothing came out nobody had written about it there were no articles no documentaries nothing no books and so to me that is something. you know as i started to slowly find out made my way into that world like this is something people need to know about because not only was it surprising but i thought it was you know beautiful and heroic and you know these are voices that needed to be heard raechel cow had to tell us that you know turning your discovery off that i know how wise and that callous. now miles very
similar i mean there's actually a scene in the movie it's in the trailer as well that i feel like really articulate my own experience of what greg and talking about where there's the young little boy and his mom on a bus and they see the riders coming by and i really wanted to paint even particularly where it is in the movie this beauty but also the last myth that they're facing up like what if this community wasn't here and what if there weren't the little boys that could see these cowboys riding. for me is that a very similar experience where my purse introduction to the cowboys in north philly was a gentleman riding in a tricked out buggy outside my office which is less than a mile from. pleasure street and had speakers and these huge tires with ram that was fascinating let alone that horses pulling it. is the one that told me the pledge is to end on a google search i like what craig said i find much but i did find at that time gregg book which correct me if i'm wrong greg i think it was published in 2011
because i remember in 2012 when i read the book and i hear mark and that man one day that was the amazing movie when i'm ready to make movies and so yeah i was and then until 2017 actually when i met eric miller was the 1st cowboy i met in court actually my company my production company hired adult through turning on from incarceration eric had been on a week and told the judge that he'd already purchased a horse which i found quite fascinating i hear that every day in court and aaron is one of eric's best friends and i met her shortly after and we talked about you know what can we do even then in 2017 knowing the perils that collector street were facing you know what can we do to create a permanent home for these cowboys and cowgirls all over philadelphia who have been displaced i know that that little boy with the whole thing and i would i kill him. at the vocal admiration when you saw that picture that that life magazine paycheck
i want to play to share buried at the head here that is a young. man. original kid he grows up miriam with. so. he and i watch. $24.20 eckankar now. this i want to play. and we're sort of tap dancing around the edge if they did but why do we not know why do you have to what's so hard to find out about a piece of american history and also contemporary american life that we should know about his jennifer his have thoughts on this and. really enjoyed country cowboys i grew up in east texas so blackout boys imbroglios and see black folks around horses on city streets that also hold cars is nothing new to me but this was
my 1st introduction into that rich tradition in philadelphia's black community when i'm sitting with some bias on the film yesterday. is the cruelty that has to be involved to take what little bit of that tradition is left there in philadelphia and i just think it's another example of how our police and their rich history continues to be white watch. erin angry at everyone everyone's going to jump in on this one and when you start right then you finish. writes upon a time amie and she's absolutely right there where maybe about 3540 backyards able to wear their black cowboy kept their horses and we never own did these facilities and they are you know with redevelopment gentrification we had no control but to migrate to different stables and it's
a piece of our history being washed away every time it happens and at experienced it myself let your street in you know these are a lot of these flock to st horsemen riders family you know want to stable closes and we open up the doors and they've all migrated there and these voices are horsemen and they are what make community they i'm you know there's there's nothing to bring them together like at a club or anything there we're just you know holding on in we need something that's really ours to keep you know they can't be taken away from us because it is important history in philadelphia we would rather see different stables just to meet up in decks not happening anymore and there's barely any left. now i mean i think for people of color it's
a 2nd history of hidden figures that are and never been recognized across the board you know what i tell you i work with all our young people and what i tell them is you can't blame people for not knowing what they don't know because they're only given a certain narrative so it's up to us to you to change that narrative to use your voice to tell your own stories yet you know those voices out there and represent it so you know it's just like this so many cultures like this one all these people who live within a couple my house never know about it and the reason is like you know there's a perception on the news that oh this is the most dangerous neighborhood in west philly you're not going to go they can avoid it and structurally it's built so you don't never have to interact with it even if you live you know within a couple miles and it's easy to avoid and so therefore you know this you know ways
to interact with this culture unless you find out about it unless those stories start to get told you can start to penetrate deeper and people want to actually go there because it's like oh what is this i've got i have i fell off the people accountable how going out that i discount doesn't write it turns out well was and how am i feel like it's a kids i've read have always like a movie place where everyone goes to stick check out the location so i would have been telling people away i love my laptop concrete cowboy hit number one on netflix on the just this past weekend number one fan rickey what did you set out to do in the telling of the film with so many people watching the show right now in fact it is raining is what he says i have never heard of black cowboys and cowgirls they're going to be a lot of people who are going to be blowing them millions right now including america right so what did you set out to. no i mean this is to be honest what we
do is what we have accomplished which was you know when i met eric one of the things he told me was that when he was growing up he loved westerns and iloveyou they found but there were no black cowboys represented in those stories and so what he wanted to be able to leave for the youth you know he was teaching in his own kids was to have a movie that showed black cowboys. to give kids something to look for and so to be able to see that representation happen in the film is a huge source of joy for me you know also he was well aware 4 years ago that lester street was facing gentrification issues i mean even here you say that like currently right now the corral the beautiful field where all the horses graze in the film is completely fenced off and the city is currently building affordable housing units and so you know something that we've done with the aaron is to actually originally we have established
a nonprofit with air called the philadelphia urban riding academy eric unfortunately it was killed a week before we went into practice on the film tragically and you know his legacy is now living on through aaron and through all the cowboys and cowgirls in that film to help find a home for you know all the cowboys and cowgirls across philadelphia that no longer have to be displaced permanently like it's important that they own the land they own the barn because every time the city give them something it's taken away it's only a matter of time and so you know i'm proud of them for seeing this through with us and then you know 4 year journey at that point it's going to continue and thankfully we're on this beautiful side of that i was thrilled to wake up on sunday morning to see that i was number one loaded with a job what am i saying much making what did you say thing when you when you saw yes i. did that. i was actually i mean i don't know thanks to me i didn't i didn't say that rule i don't
like. oh my god i know all right so so many if yes it's on netflix right now so you can watch on netflix a little bit of the story line so it's a fictional story it's based on greg's book but any spaced on. cowboys not just ones in philadelphia but one thing brooklyn or around the united states where people to realize that there's still that sun was a question hey i would really. go ahead with a red brick i don't know why don't you have to go fast. that i didn't really want to feel like i was trying to like respond to people on instagram and there's the cowboy in burbank well black cowboy community a black out with and they actually all gathered at their bar to watch the film on the opening night he was sending me pictures and it cool to be you know other cowboys and cowgirls around really but yeah he's competed in doing that across the
country and you base the same parallel what your street a thing and so. when they when that when i came out yeah you know and i traveled around the country what i thought was the civil subculture that exists really you know black writers to maps you meet everywhere from new york to l.a. to seattle tampa chicago st louis like every corner of the united states they would come out to see me on the horses you know. and it was a really beautiful thing it's like ok this is like a real thing and then you start to find out about you know this incredibly rich history of like cowboys new old west you know and where you know one in 4 tabloids black in industrious they have been the basis for the lone ranger and all the stories. this pretty remarkable making work of i know people an assignment greg aaron admittedly and they say because they're going to be going off and set
a club that cowboys and black power girls this is kate a she is a schoolteacher crack and she has a question precisely for you have a listen and then also write off the back of a comment. so a little bit of a back story my students and i are the past few years have read ghetto cowboy and book clubs and my sins are actually scheduled to have an author visit with mr neary last year but due to office in circumstances he was unable to attend so this is exciting i still get to pose one of their questions some assuming i since would like to know what was the hardest part about changing your book into a film size obviously very close to their work and now when you have a found that you're going to make you have other people who give their input so what was the most challenging part during that whole process. well luckily for ricky i started off as a filmmaker so i need the difference between a book and a movie and that anyone who literally translate book is not going to end up with
their good movie. to me the most important thing is to if you say yes to it so make sure that you let them do their job and try not to bug them too much. and so for me it was mostly like the is production company was in the area and he knew the community youngest of the issues you know the most important thing that you know he wanted to honestly represent this community and its people and the issues they deal with and you know you have interest so suggesting all these things i was just in so to be like i could see you at the same instincts the same drive and resists to tell the story so you know once i heard back then yes go ahead you know of course i'll say something but you know i didn't ever expect him to actually do any of the suggestions this one as i just
said. so i was how does it is obvious from what one will cost or throw off. one who that your code to help background is going to be different from quacks going to be different from parents and noory os when you came people should be telling that own history don't have to wait for someone to tell the well it or history the way that you recall was really interesting the way that you got into the community there was a phrase in the states about is this person going to be invited to the cookout we went out and i think you know look out the kardashians good for our estimate right out i basically if they would if if i'm going to explain for the rest the what is i think you have a family gathering i would invite someone from outside of your family outside of your culture to come to that family gathering that is the thought saw how did you
get your lifetime invitation to the cookout with what he didn't do. well it really was you know erik it was aaron it was mel who plays paris in the film a number that is all is said by one by one you know to give eric credit you know he was the 1st one that said if you're going to come around you've got to stay around you know and so i remember the 1st time i went on the fletcher street he made me get up on a horse so that the person got to prove that they have on a horse which 1000 my 1st time on a horse ever ham was or parked car paraffine. but i definitely did it and then he you know you'd invite me to the barbecue and just hang out but i was well aware what it meant to be in truck to be telling that story and why you know when i approached greg i said collectively we love your book i love a lot of things about the book one i love the characters the way that there was an end to the story but i think it was going to be most helpful for the community that
it was a fictionalized tale that that way we can incorporate a fuller body like the legacy of pleasure street and all the cowboys and cowgirls that was helpful for them to have this framework where we weren't trying to do like a documentary about current day and so the process the can really beautiful because all these voices became additive and the more that they influenced the adaptation the more i felt like it was going to be true and authentic in my delivery of it because i said that erik and mel were my closest collaborators that you know i know i can direct i know i can write i know i have the talent but i have not lived your story so you need to i need to be a conduit for those for all those tales so it's from sitting around a barbecue to you know aaron took me to the auction i mean literally introducing me to anyone and everyone who i could set and lend an ear to and that's part of it. was like 2 or 3 years of that was so beautiful i love you so much.
getting this is what we're. our fell but yeah well i was. only. like what it was like 3 years having other people come in and try to tell you stories. where pretty pretty much used to e.c. people come through all of the time and they get their little. product there so this little short story you know they give you a check they don't really you know care so you know when i met ricky i'm like ok here we go again. but it was like you know getting to know him and what they were a bow and you could tell they were really genuine with everything they were doing and they really cared to even try to take the next that because you these you know
ratters and everything that the community sees you know we don't have a voice so him telling our story and putting us out there means the world to us because it is and forgotten call chicks in the process of being wiped away as we speak so ricky and the whole neighborhood family they always have a quick card and i'm not hoping that their personal doors you hear their offices their homes so. if there are an amazing group of great you go to town with his match here narry is watching this show right now i am guessing is a relative such a great movie especially right now say congrats ricky and of course my brother who is your brother. but this is a great era an airing can you talk about how many kids are involved in writing and talk about the funding needed out i'm just going to put up this here raising money
for a patent stable if you watch the movie you'll see the cowboys and the cowboys they lose their home but they say we never lose after family like we are family but if you look here where posted as well on i a j streams twitter page raising money for a permanent stable so that you can support the real life cowboys and cowgirls of philadelphia ricky greg aaron it's been fun writing with me today thank you so much each of us thank you for the questions the number one hit film on netflix right here on my laptop concrete cowboy thanks for watching everybody i'll see you next time.
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