A documentary designed to pull back the curtain on the iconic public art installation in Providence known as WaterFire is in the works. Joe Rocco, a former local broadcast journalist who is making the film, says the story of the city's biggest tourist draw and how it has helped transform downtown has never been told on screen.
Part of the hour-long documentary's aim is to let viewers in on something they likely don't consider when they take in the flames on a Saturday night: how the privately-financed event is pulled off.
Barnaby Evans, WaterFire's founder, says anywhere from 150 to 400 volunteers work countless hours to make each one happen.
The film is scheduled to premiere in December. Rocco is seeking suggestions for the documentary's title.
-The Associated Press