TCF Prof’s Short Film Wins Audience Choice Award

UA TCF Professor Adam Schwartz’s short documentary “Torch” won the Audience Choice award for Best Short Documentary at the 2010 Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL.

Schwartz co-wrote and co-produced the documentary with local Alabama filmmakers Robert Clay and R. Todd Campbell.  The 22-minute short focuses on the traffic safety light that the large cast iron statue Vulcan held from 1946 to 1999.  The light, which was prominently visible in Vulcan’s outstretched arm, would glow a neon green unless there was a traffic fatality in the Birmingham-Metro area, when it would glow red for 24 hours.  The film tells a comprehensive history of the light as well as examines the cultural impact that the light had on Birmingham residents over the years.

For more information about the film, click here.

For more on the 2010 Sidewalk Film Festival, click here.