The culture and tradition of Cowboying is alive and well…in Brooklyn. And it’s as Black as it ever was. This was the subject of New York Film Academy documentary graduate Amy Wright’s film, Legacy, which recently premiered at DOC NYC, along with four other NYFA films.
Wright’s journey with the Federation of Black Cowboys, from urban Brooklyn to rural Virginia, reveals the nuanced intersection of Black culture and American iconography.
“These cowboys have character in every sense of the word, from their quiet integrity to their colorful personalities,” said Andrea Swift, Chair of the NYFA Documentary Department. “Seen through the lens of Amy Wright’s camera, scions of the American West like Captain Lee, Rabbit, Momma, Bug, Magic and Mountain Man fill the screen and the imagination with an unconventional vision of life on the range — if the range were Brooklyn.”
This week, Wright was interviewed by SHOT 97 radio and, for those who missed it, we got you covered!