Premiere of Documentary Film by HTS Major Ali Yildirim and Digital Media Student Nick Tippens

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    • Thursday May 4, 2017
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: APEX Museum, 135 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
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Ali Yildirim

Nick Tippens


Summary Sentence: HTS major Ali Yildirim has co-produced a documentary film on Benjamin "Big Mouth Ben" Graham that will premiere at the APEX Museum.

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You are cordially invited to the premiere screening event for the film Came From Nothing: The Story of Benjamin 'Big Mouth Ben' Graham on May 4th, 2017 at 7:30PM. The screening will be held at the APEX Museum, 135 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA. It is free to attend, with paid parking available on-site.

Came From Nothing is a documentary film that chronicles the life story of Benjamin "Big Mouth Ben" Graham, an entrepreneur and motivational entertainer who owns a convenience store on historic Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Big Mouth Ben overcame 17 years of addiction and homelessness on Auburn Avenue to open the store just two blocks from the same bridge under which he once slept, and one block from the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The film was produced by Georgia Tech students Nick Tippens and Ali Yildirim as part of a project studio course titled "Sweet Auburn: Birthplace of Ideas.The course was led by Professor Nassim JafariNaimi, within the Design and Social Interaction Studio.

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In Campus Calendar

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of History and Sociology, _School of History and Sociology Student Blog

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Arts and Performance
HSOC, hts, student research, documentary film, Big Mouth Ben, Design and Social Interaction Studio
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