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'New York City Cowboys': An Action Film for the Family
Written by Felix Kay
In an attempt to reduce violence on the big-screen and curb desensitization of it in children, a seasoned team of Hollywood filmmakers has responded by making the kind of movie that their families enjoyed together when they were kids, striving to "change the world one movie at a time."

New York City Cowboys is an action-adventure film with an old-fashioned character-building storyline, written and directed by Hollywood veteran Stewart Raffill and a cast led by award-winning actor James Brolin. But because funding for these types of films is not easy to obtain, the filmmakers are going to the general public for support...

"This is your opportunity to be heard; stop letting the media dictate to you. You can help make life-affirming movies that not only entertain but can enhance health and happiness through their uplifting messaging that create a sense of well-being," noted producer Diane Kirman.

Cowboy films have been very successful without going over-the-top in blood and violence. One of my favorite cowboy flicks, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, has little to no blood in the film and yet is considered not only one of the best western movies but one of the best films of all time.
Trying to make films realistic by introducing us to on-screen violence is what drives Hollywood. But if we could start by reducing pointless violence on film and television and start producing quality non-animation films for families, it will be a step in the right direction.

For more information on New York City Cowboys and how you can support their cause, please visit their Official Website.  

- Felix Kay, YH Staff