2002: 17 minutes.
Produced by Janis Campbell and Ben Spangler.
“Youth Bored” documents the history and impact of a youth-initiated grassroots arts project in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Through the organization of a performance venus, concert series and a program of media arts workshops, teens in rural eastern Kentucky have developed opportunities for local youth to engage in creative entertainment and community involvement through art and music. All their decision making was through a consensus process that developed organically. The piece integrates original music and concert footage from local youth bands’ performances with interviews of the youth organizers.