Six Arlington high school students spent the summer learning about television production and documentary filmmaking at Arlington Independent Media (AIM).
The interns, Johnny Bowman, Ramiro Pena, C.J. Burka, Bailey Kowalski, Aislyn Rivera and Evan Waffle, created two documentary shorts exploring food issues in Arlington, according to a press release from AIM.
The movie titled “Scrambled Eggs” focuses on the cultivation and regulation of backyard hens in Arlington County and “Food Fight” asks Arlington food truck and brick-and-mortar restaurant owners how they co-exist in the community, the press release states.
The movies were screened early last week at the AIM studios in Clarendon.
AIM's Director of Community Programs Jackie Steven said the project gave students a chance to “hone their communication skills and become more active citizens.”
The 2012 Document Arlington Project will air on the AIM website, Verizon channel 38 and Comcast channel 69 in Arlington through December 2012 at the following times: Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 p.m.
Arlington Public High School students can look for information about next summer’s Document Arlington Project in early 2013.