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CART's Chris Carpenter Awarded NY Emmy for work on Roots of Lacross, 2021 Best Sports Documentary

Dean Juanita Cole and Chris Carpenter photo

CAHSS Dean Juanita Cole and Chris Carpenter with his NY Emmy for 2021 Best Sports Documentary Roots of Lacrosse

February 15, 2022

Cinematic Arts & Technology Media Production Specialist and Lecturer Chris Carpenter served as a producer of the Honest Engine Films' Roots of Lacross, that was awarded a New York Emmy for Best Sports Documentary. The film has traveled through the festival circuit and continues to be programmed worldwide (50+ film festivals). A list of Cinematic Arts Alumni and current students credited on the film include:
Roots of Lacrosse Credited CineArts Alumni:
  • Francesca Dysart ('15) - Post Supervisor/Editor
  • Andre Sitolini ('18) - Lead Animator
  • Jesse Krohn ('19) - Assistant Producer, current Cinematic Arts & Technology Media Production Specialist
  • Elena Nuñez ('17) - Assistant Producer
  • Justin Riedmiller ('18) - Assistant Producer
  • Marina Martinez ('15) - Assistant Editor/ Assistant Producer
  • Matt Pierce ('16) - Animation
  • Marrissa Alexedria Martinez ('17) - Social Media Editor
Roots of Lacrosse Credited current Cine Arts Students:
  • Stephanie Barrera ('22) - Production Assistant (McNair & UROC Scholar)
  • Chase Paparotti ('22) - Production Assistant (UROC Scholar)
The film trailer is available on vimeo, the documentary provides a history of the origins of lacross and its roots in the North American Indigenous nations.  Explored are the sacred and cultural aspects of this sport, and an explanation of the three types of North American Indigenous lacrosse:  Iroquois, Great Lakes, and Southeastern.  Congratulations to all on this award!
Logo The Roots of Lacrosse A History of the Fastest Game on 2 Feet