On October 27, 2012, we had a delightful preview screening of my forthcoming feature-length documentary, Discovering the Discovery and the Grandfather Who Saved Millions, at Haverford College. My documentary is about the life and legacy of my grandfather, Albert Schatz (1920-2005), who discovered streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis.
The program included a showing of my previous ten-minute documentary, Discovering Albert (Best Coursework Film Award, Tri-Co Film Festival, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, May, 2012), preview clips of my feature-length film, and a panel discussion. On the panel, I was joined by:
- Peter Pringle, investigative journalist and author of Experiment Eleven (2012), the first book-length account of the discovery of streptomycin.
- Vicky Funari, award-winning documentary filmmaker and Visiting Instructor at Haverford College.
- Zein Nakhoda, Sociology & Anthropology Major and Film & Media Studies Minor at Swarthmore College, who has helped me shoot and edit this film.
For more information about the Discovering the Discovery and the Grandfather Who Saved Millions project and to watch the clips I previewed at the October 27 event, click here.
Hello and welcome to carlsigmond.com!
My name is Carl Sigmond. I am a senior and a Computer Science major
at Haverford College, a small liberal arts
college just outside of Philadelphia. At Haverford,
every student is required to complete a comprehensive
senior thesis project in order to graduate. For my Computer Science senior thesis, I am comparing different forms of alphanumeric text input (human to computer) and analyzing them based on populations served.
In addition to my major, I have developed
an independent minor in Quaker Studies at Haverford.
Through my course of study, I am exploring
the relationship between Quaker faith and social
action. Given our changing world and the growing
prevalence of nonviolent direct action in the
recent demands for a more just society, I view
this study as critical to helping understand
the role of faith in social movements. I also
aim to deepen my own knowledge of Quakerism,
both for personal growth and as I continue
to be a leader in Quaker youth communities.
I grew up in the
Germantown and Mt. Airy sections of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and graduated in the 268th Class
of Central High School. I have attended Germantown
Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of
Friends (Quakers) since 1994 and have been
a member there since 2000.
This website contains information about my
strengths, interests and hobbies, my disability,
and more. I encourage you to check it out and
learn about who I am. Please feel free to contact
me if you want to be in touch.
Thank you for visiting my website and have
a peaceful day.