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Award-winning Writer/Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek's dream is to create awareness by documenting the Sand Creek Massacre. The Centennial, Colorado filmmaker/writer has worked for numerous years, using his money to produce a feature documentary film about the Sand Creek Massacre. Below is his award-winning trailer, which is the prototype for the feature. Contact Don for information about how you can be part of this compelling film project. You can see a longer version on the Video page.
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Countering Fear, Hate and Racism

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Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans

Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans

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The Sand Creek Massacre was the ugliest form of human depravity in American history, even transcending Columbine, Virginia Tech, Newton, Boston, Benghazi, Santa Barbara and the list continues to grow, all predicated on blind fear, racism and hate. Rape, mutilations, executions, murder and burning bodies of children, special needs people, elders, and women top the list of depravities. And the Sand Creek Massacre happened 150 years ago. We have to stop there senseless acts of violence. We have to learn how to become aware of fear, racism and hate so that we can deal with these elements of evil in a positive and turn them around.
Step number one is to each time a twinge of fear, racism and hate enters your mind, listen to you body. It will tell you how unhealthy it is to feel any of these emotions.

-Donald L. Vasicek

Sand Creek Massacre/Silas Soule Feature Film

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For Immediate Release
Centennial, CO, United States of America March 11, 2014
GOLDEN DROVER WINNER TO SHOOT NEW FILM

March 7, 2014 (Centennial, CO) – Donald L. Vasicek, who won the Golden Drover Award for Best Film (Native American) (“The Sand Creek Massacre”) at the Trail Dance Film Festival and also winner at The IndieFest Film Festival and The American Indian Film Festival, has signed a LOI with Iron Violet Films (I.V.F.), a division of the parent company: Iron Violet Productions, to write, direct and produce a feature film along with his film company, Olympus Films+, LLC.

Titled, “The Captain”, it is a story about Captain Silas Soule who risked his own life in his quest to save African­Americans from slavery, and the Cheyenne tribe from annihilation, during the Sand Creek Massacre. I. V. F. is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana, also known as “Hollywood South”, where nearly 220 major motion pictures and shows have been shot. It boasts three motion picture studios and sound stages in the region. Broadway producer, Marcinho Savant, is executive producing “The Captain.” I.V.F.’s anticipated film releases include, “The Tracks”, “Birthday Pie”, and “Brookwater’s Curse” with Mr. Savant (CEO) serving as Creative Consultant and Executive Producer.

Savant said, “One of America’s greatest, muted, stains. Some would have it swept away, like so many grains of blood­soaked sand. I’m honored and grateful to be collaborating with Donald on this important film. His passion, has become my own. I’m honored to play some, small, role in telling the truth, for the benefit of the Cheyenne, and Arapaho victims of this horrendous slaughter. Captain Soule was a pioneering Abolitionist who befriended the indigenous people. I suspect he’d be thrilled to know that the truth will, finally, be told.”

Vasicek said, “It is past due time to make a feature film about Silas Soule, let alone the Sand Creek Massacre. Mr. Soule’s bravery and courage to face and elevate himself about the racism and hate that drove people to brutalize, murder, rape, mutilate and terrorize slaves and America’s indigenous people reigns as a shining example of heroism for all Americans and the world. I am honored and blessed to have become part of this film with Iron Violet Films and the talented Mr. Savant.”

Vasicek said an upcoming press release will give an update for the production schedule. The pre­production website address is The Captain” Movie. Please contact Vasicek via e­Mail, 303­903­2103 or Mr. Savant via e­Mail , 318­402­4697 x 705 for more information.
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CONTACTS:
Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC e­Mail
303­903­2103
Marcinho Savant
Iron Violet Films e­Mail 318­402­4697, x 705
ADDITIONAL INFO:
1. Information on the Production Partners
2. Information on the Sand Creek Massacre (Inspiration)


Hate and Racism: The Sand Creek Massacre/Benghazi

“Allabu akbar” – “Nits make lice.”

I gave an interview on Radio KVOR 740 a.m. on the Richard Randle Show in Colorado Springs on Friday, November 29, 2013,
the 149th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. Mr. Randle’s questions were poignant and objective. He asked me to
explain what caused the Sand Creek Massacre as well as giving my thoughts about why the troops committed such heinous
acts during the massacre.

I responded by juxtaposing the attack on U. S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 to the Sand Creek Massacre.
I said that both attacks were based on racism and hate. Al-Qadea’s intense hate for Americans centers around their
religious beliefs fueled by American’s gluttony. Colonel John M. Chivington, Methodist minister’s hate for America’s indigenous people fueled his drive at Sand Creek to create genocide. Before the attack, amongst other things that he said was, “Nits make lice”, in his reference to Indian children.

The Islamist militant group, Ansar al-Sharia, claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate. During the attack, as
they shot AK-47’s in the air and American Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith and those trying to rescue them smothered in the smoke by the burning of the consulate, militants screamed, “Allabu akbar” (“God is Great”). Islamist fundamentalists are hell-bent
on destroying America so that their misguided idea of what their Prophet Mohammed wanted, to drive out all “infidels”
and to replace them with the fundamentalist version of the “Quran,” will come true, which is yet, another form of genocide.

The essence of hate and racism dwells in ignorance. Ignorance fuels fear. Fear ignites expressions of hate and racism.

Even with all of the advancements human beings have made in the world with respect to racism and hate, racism and hate continue to burn so fiercely that unless we, as a people, converge on it, different forms of genocide will continue to ravage the human race, and as a race, we will disintegrate and be no more.

Many are unaware of hate and racism. Their feelings and beliefs regarding race, religion and culture can blind the most insightful
with respect to hate and racism. We see daily in the media headlines, actions in the U. S. Congress and in influential political and business circles how hate simmers and racism boils with respect to President Barack Obama. Many of the economic and political problems America has experienced during President Obama’s tenure as president exist
because of blindness to hate and racism.

It is up to us, individually, to level the barriers of hate and racism that exist in our lives, so that each one of us can expand and grow as human beings. This kind of attitude will elevate our individual lives as well as everyone else’s life, and in turn, help our children and grandchildren have a better and safer world in which to live. And we can do this by learning and growing individually through educating ourselves about all cultures, races and religions, to make us more fully-informed human beings.

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing & Screenwriting

http://www.donvasicek.com

http://www.sandcreekmassacre.net

dvasicek@earthlink.net
303-903-2103

Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans

Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans

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