Bridging Rails to Trails
-Winner of the 2010 Golden Spike Award from NC Rail-Trails
-Winner of the 2007 Emerging Artists Award from the Durham Arts Council
FireStream's Bridging Rails to Trails: Stories of the American Tobacco Trail project grew out of Carol Thomson's final project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. Carol was awarded an Emerging Artist award from the Durham Arts Council to facilitate completion of the six year project. BRTT is a flash- based interactive multimedia website and CD-ROM that includes audio, photography, video, text and animation. The CD-ROM is available free to schools and community organizations, and tells stories about how tobacco turned a town into a city, a factory into a modern campus, and rails into trails.