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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. You can see a longer version on the Video page.
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Sand Creek Massacre Film at University of Denver

My award-winning documentary film, “The Sand Creek Massacre” (Best Film – Indie Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Trail Dance Film Festival, Golden Drover Award for Best Native American Film)can be accessed at:

Award-Winning Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek with University of Denver class

Hello Everyone,

I come to a class, Freshman Seminar 1111-84: History, Memory, and
Native Identity (FSEM), taught by Professor Christy-Dale Sims,
on November 4, 2015 at the University of Denver. “The Sand Creek
Massacre” film was screened, which was then followed by questions,
answers and a discussion about the massacre and racism.
Professor Sims conducted an upbeat informational and educational
forum. The students, aware and focused, exhibited maturity,
knowledge and positive energy.

Overall, I learned a heck of a lot about the massacre, racism,
freshman students in college and how bright and informed they are,
and we can thank Professor Sims and her razor-sharp mind for impressing
upon all of us how vital it is to be aware of America’s indigenous people
and how each of us act and react regarding racism.

So, I thought I’d share this with you. Due to limited time, I was unable
to get student names.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Best Regards,
Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing…/z2mb/the-protect-the-kids-fund

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Colorado Public Television announces air date

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism
and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe
that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear Donald,

Colorado Public Television will be airing your documentary The Sand Creek Massacre on Channel 12.2 on April 17th at 7PM. For more information, please click on the link below:

CPT12 Channel 12.2 can be viewed free over the air and also found on Comcast/Xfinity Channel 251 in Denver and Channel 187 on Comcast/Xfinity in Colorado Springs.

I look forward to viewing your film. I visited Captain Silas Soule’s grave at Riverside Cemetery last November during the 150th anniversary remembrances.

All the Best,
CPT12 Staff



Broomfield Heights Middle School


A funny thing happened to me during the screenings of
“The Sand Creek Massacre” film at Broomfield Heights
Middle School this past Friday. Five different classes.
Over 125 individual kids. The biggest rise I got out
of all of these kids was when I mentioned that
I was an old geezer and I still had my original teeth.
They laughed out loud.

You gotta think about that. The subject matter, racism,
the fact that it was Friday and it was the first class of
the day, cast a gloom in the classroom. The kids and
teacher were tired. They needed a boost. So, I caused
them to brighten their faces, wake up and have some fun.

How much did you know about racism when you were in
the 8th grade? I knew nothing. But, in these classes, terms
like racism, genocide, points-of-view, collision, terrorism, beheadings,
mutilations, ISIS and Nazis, were parts of the classroom discussions when the
teacher started each class session, during the film and when I spoke to each class
after each screening.

I was impressed with the intelligence, the knowledge,
the discipline, the attention, the respect and the manners expressed
by the students during this day long affair. It was a learning
and growing experience for this old geezer, and one that
I will always cherish.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Best Regards,

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