Young filmakers take a look at the past and future of Shockoe Bottom

Young filmakers take a look at the past and future of Shockoe Bottom

Started From the Bottom investigates Shockoe Bottom’s history and communicates the young filmmakers’ perspectives on the area’s future.

ART 180 teens have created a new 12-minute documentary Started From the Bottom that investigates Shockoe Bottom’s history and communicates the young filmmakers’ perspectives on the area’s future.

A trailer for the documentary can be seen here.

Teens will screen Started From the Bottom at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. August 7 at Atlas, ART 180’s art center for teens. Each screening will be followed by a community discussion facilitated by the young filmmakers. The reception is family friendly and open to the public. Complimentary frozen yogurt treats will be provided by SweetFrog, with toppings from Lyons Magnus, while supplies last.

The documentary is part of Face It: ART 180 teens challenging perceptions spotlighting work created in three recent teen programs at Atlas, ART 180’s art center for teens. Other projects presented include original hip-hop songs and mixed media collages focusing on different stereotypes the young artists face in their lives and how they overcome certain perceptions about them. The exhibition will be on display at Atlas through August 27. Atlas is located at 114 W. Marshall St. in Jackson Ward. Summer hours for the gallery are Monday and Friday 10-5pm or by appointment.

A preview of the film can be seen below.

Started From the Bottom Trailer from ART 180 on Vimeo.

This trailer offers a preview of the documentary "Started From the Bottom" created by teens at Atlas in Spring 2015. The documentary investigates Shockoe Bottom’s history and introduces the young filmmakers’ perspectives on the potential for the area’s future.

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