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UGA documentary wins indie film award

A documentary on the Spanish artist Alvar Suñol that was written, produced and directed by UGA faculty members took first place in the short documentary category at the Indie Gathering Film Festival.

The 42-minute movie, Alvar Suñol: His Vision and His Art, was written and produced by Betty Jean Craige, director of the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and University Professor of comparative literature, and Alan Stecker, a retired telecommunications faculty member at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Stecker also directed the film. Craige will accept the award Aug. 6 in Cleveland, Ohio, where the festival is held.

Alvar’s art was first seen on UGA campus in a 2001 exhibition curated by Craige at the Georgia Museum of Art. On Feb. 6, 2007, following a 3:30 p.m. screening of the documentary in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Alvar will present a painting he has created for UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.