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    My school was pretty much all African Americans, but it was still a little tough to be in because I didn't have a lot of money. And when I came back to my neighborhood, it was tough to fit in there, too, because I was wearing Catholic school clothes, and I had two parents, which was rare.
    — Ryan Coogler
    tags: school  money  parent  american 
     
    I think that when youre making a story... thats based on somebody, the filmmaker has his duty to do his research.
    — Ryan Coogler
    tags: stories  research 
     
    Homicide through gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African American males in the United States. If people look a certain way they have a higher tendency of dying, of having their lives taken away.
    — Ryan Coogler
    As a filmmaker"š like any artist"š when something affects me emotionally I think about it in those terms. It's my way of dealing with my thoughts"š my fears and my hardships. I think the same can be said with any artist. For a musician"š you're going to write a song about something that affects you emotionally.
    — Ryan Coogler
    tags: fear  song  write  artist 
     
    I think a lot of the source of how people are treated depends on the fact if someone recognizes them as a human being or not, you know what I mean?
    — Ryan Coogler
    tags: people  human  facts 
     
    Something impacts me emotionally, art is a kind of outlet, and I figure it's the same for a lot of artists. The way my mind deals with things is cinematic.
    — Ryan Coogler
    tags: mind  artist 
     
    To recognize yourself in a character onscreen, and to connect with them, you gotta recognize their flaws; they gotta feel like a real person.
    — Ryan Coogler
    tags: character  people  real 
     
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