From Ponce De Leon to Ralph David Abernathy, bike culture is pumping hard through the heart of Atlanta. This photograph was captured by Jonathan B. Banks in Gordon-White park during the summer of 2021. It is the inspiration for this short film. And it's entitled Young Kings because they rule the streets they ride.
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1. Raise awareness about Atlanta bike life.
2. Connect these young men with opportunities to financially sustain themselves.
Written by: Jonathan B. Banks
Directors: Jonathan B. Banks & Dr. Arshley Emile
Editor: Jonathan Banks
Gaffer/Camera 1: Jeancarlo Gomez
PA/Camera 2: Paul Yates
Cultural Liaison: Chilly-O
Cultural Liaison: godsun_
From pulling clutches to pushing pedals, "Poppin' wheelies" through the city is an authentic, unapologetic form of self-expression. It's art. Culture. Freedom. Escape. Bike life. But in the news and in certain neighborhoods, it's criminalized.
So, we're helping spread love and shed light on their deeper truths: Their heart and soul. Their passion. Their respect. Their honor. Their legacy.
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