Award-Winning Sand Creek Massacre film to be Screened at Tribal College Librarians Institute
The award-winning Sand Creek Massacre documentary film to be screened.
- Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) May 27, 2011 - "The Sand Creek Massacre\", an award-winning documentary film written, directed and produced by award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek, will be screened at Montana State University.
"The Sand Creek Massacre", an award-winning documentary film, will be screened at the Tribal College Librarians Institute on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, June 6-10, 2011. The film won Best Native American Film at The American Indian Film Festival in Houston and the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan, Oklahoma and best short film in Cleveland at The Indie 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. 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. It helps neutralize ignorance and fear of cultures without the exposure to which most Americans have grown accustomed."
The film has been screened at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in Europe in addition to various Native American and minority rights organizations and groups. It has also been aired in Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. 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 with special needs in transition.