HTS Major Ali Yildirim Co-Produces Documentary Film


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"Came From Nothing" chronicles the life of Benjamin "Big Mouth Ben" Graham, who overcame addiction and homelessness to open his own store on historic Auburn Avenue.

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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."

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