A Sit-Down With Carter High Writer and Director Arthur Muhammad.

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On this special installment of Burning Bridges, I welcome Arthur Muhammad, director of the recently-released Carter High movie, into the hot seat. Once there, he shares in intimate detail the meandering path taken toward getting his new film made.

His passion for the story at its center is real — and understandably so. As a junior on the 1988 David W. Carter High School football team, Muhammad had a firsthand look at the lives and social circumstances at surrounding that powerhouse program and its difficulties.

Over the course of this podcast, Muhammad tackles the historical inaccuracies seen in previous depictions of the 1988 Carter High Cowboys in other representations, as well the implications of personal choice and the overall message of redemption at the center of his film.

All of this is done to backbeats provided by DESERTWXLF.

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