Americana and Nostalgia

I love it when we stumble upon good work done by our alumni.  This past Friday, one of our Communication professors, Allan Louden, posted on the Documentary Film Program Facebook page that two of our alumni, Sam Smartt (’09, MA ’13) and Chris Zaluski (MA ’13) co-directed a documentary entitled Wagonmasters, which chronicles the rise and fall of the station wagon in America.

If you have a student at Wake Forest, most likely you remember station wagons that your own family might have had.  CBS refers to the station wagon as the ‘automobile equivalent of baseball and apple pie.  So enjoy taking a little walk down memory lane and enjoy this look at a classic piece of Americana.  Watch CBS News’ interview with Sam and Chris.

samandchris_ctaThis documentary is not just interesting, it is award winning.  Sam and Chris recently traveled to Los Angeles to attend the 34th Annual College Television Awards. The pair came home with a 2nd place win in the Documentary Division for Wagonmasters. The award, also known as a “Student Emmy” was presented by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.

Keep an eye on these two Deacs – they are ones to watch (literally and figuratively).

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