“25 U. S. Tribal Libraries To Catalog Award-Winning Donald L. Vasicek’s Sand Creek Massacre Film”
Centennial, CO – June 25, 2011 – “The Sand Creek Massacre”, an award-winning documentary film written, directed and produced by award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek, is being catalogued into 25 U. S. Tribal Libraries.
“The Sand Creek Massacre” won Best Native American Film at The American Indian Film Festival in Houston and the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan, Oklahoma along with the prestigious Golden Drover Award and best short film in Cleveland at The Indie Gathering Film Festival. The story of the Sand Creek Massacre is told on camera by Cheyenne and Arapaho people whose ancestors were at Sand Creek during the massacre, which resulted in the murder, rapes, and mutilations of over 400 Cheyenne and Arapaho people by the 1st and 3rd Colorado Cavalries on November 29, 1864.
Donald L. Vasicek, award-winning writer/filmmaker, who wrote, directed and produced the film via his film company, Olympus Films+, LLC, said, “This film is vital to inform, to educate, and to create awareness, for not only the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, but for all of the indigenous people in America. By archiving it into tribal libraries, it will expand a badly needed accessibility to all American Indian Tribes in order to neutralize racism and give American youth, at the least, an opportunity to interact with other cultures with open minds. Without that, certain American cultures will continue to erode and eventually die.”
The film has been screened at colleges and universities throughout the United States in addition to various Native American organizations and groups. It has also been aired in Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix and screened in over 100 venues in the United States, Europe, Thailand, and Sweden. It is being distributed in North America and Asia by Films Media Group.
Olympus Films+, LLC was founded by Donald L. Vasicek in 1993. It has produced such films as “Faces”, a documentary film about who gays and lesbians really are, and “Oh, The Places You Can Go…”, a documentary film about kids in transition with special needs.
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