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Donald L. Vasicek Atlanta Appearance and Screening of “The Sand Creek Massacre”
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“Ethnic Studies Library, U. C. Berkley and First Nations University of Canada to Catalog Award-Winning Donald L. Vasicek’s Sand Creek Massacre Film”

Centennial, CO – July 15, 2011 – “The Sand Creek Massacre”, an award-winning documentary film, is to be catalogued in the Ethnic Studies Library, U. C. Berkley and First Nations University of Canada. Already catalogued in Smithsonian Institute Libraries, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, The Billy Baguley Museum in Phoenix, the American Indian Genocide Museum in Houston, and 28 U. S. and Canada Tribal Libraries, the film is an oral history of murder, rape and mutilation of over 400 Cheyennes by the Colorado 1st and 3rd Cavalries on November 29, 1864.

The film was named Best Native American Film at The American Indian Film Festival in Houston. It won the prestigious Golden Drover Award at the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan, Oklahoma and was named 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. Donald L. Vasicek, award-winning writer/filmmaker, who wrote, directed and produced the film via his film company, Olympus Films+, LLC, said, “This film has an educational value that is unparalleled with respect to films of this nature. To hear firsthand what took place at Sand Creek is chilling, riveting, and compelling. It informs and inspires others to learn more about America’s indigenous cultures in order to pave the way for more peaceful relationships.”

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 with special needs in transition.

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-“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
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Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
303-903-2103

dvasicek@earthlink.net
http://www.sandcreekmassacre.net

“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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Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing
http://www.donvasicek.com
dvasicek@earthlink.net
303-903-2103

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Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
303-903-2103

dvasicek@earthlink.net
http://www.sandcreekmassacre.net

“Smithsonian Institution Libraries Catalogue Award-Winning Donald L. Vasicek’s Sand Creek Massacre Film”

Centennial, CO – June 10, 2011 2011 – “The Sand Creek Massacre”, an award-winning documentary film written, directed and produced by award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek, has been catalogued into Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

“The Sand Creek Massacre”, an award-winning documentary film, has been catalogued into Smithsonian Institution Libraries. You can find the record if you go to http://www.sil.si.edu/. In the search box type, sand creek massacre. It is on page 3 in the catalog. 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 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. 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. It is indeed an honor to have the film in Smithsonian Institution Libraries.”

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 with special needs in transition.

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Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing
http://www.donvasicek.com
dvasicek@earthlink.net
303-903-2103


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"The Sand Creek Massacre" Movie Poster


“Award-Winning Sand Creek Massacre film to be Screened at Tribal College Librarians Institute”

Centennial, CO – May, May 24, 2011 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.

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“Dance With Life Magazine Underscores Sand Creek Massacre Film”

February 6, 2009 – Centennial, CO – “Dance With Life” magazine, an e-zine that highlights people who have joined the dance with life, highlighted the Sand Creek Massacre and award-winning writer/filmmaker/consultant, Donald L. Vasicek’s award-winning documentary short, “The Sand Creek Massacre”. Tomaca Govan, publisher, says, “It is with great sadness that we post this video. The Sand Creek Massacre was just one incident from the centuries-long genocide of the native peoples in America. And, it continues to this day. We commend Don Vasicek for his work in accurately documenting this historical event and for his work to bring attention to the atrocities that have and continue to face this entire race of people in America.”

Vasicek says, “Ms. Govan and “Dance With Life Magazine” have joined our journey to inform, to educate, and to create awareness for America’s indigenous people. It is with deep gratitude that I thank them.”

Govan, singer, songwriter, entertainer and host to several Internet e-zines including “Dance With Life” magazine, with a production company and music label, says, “We highlight people who have joined the dance with life. They are living and growing. They respect and appreciate the impact their lives have on others. And, there’s somewhat of an understanding of their purpose. We are all vehicles and conduits for something greater than ourselves.”

Vasicek added, “There are those who have confronted me about ‘dragging down’ the Cheyenne and Arapaho people by focusing on what happened to them at Sand Creek. The profundity of perceiving ourselves as vehicles, conduits, or as I say, channels, to help each other out, helps strengthen the link all of us have to each other, a collective consciousness that powers our world. Sit and interview Cheyenne and Arapaho people, go with them to their activities. You will discover that giving them a channel with which to tell their stories is giving them an outlet for the heartbreak they continue to experience over what happened to their ancestors at Sand Creek. After one on camera interview, I gave a Cheyenne man a bag of tobacco and a serape, something the Chief told me I should do, as an expression of gratitude. The man was over six feet tall. He wore a white Stetson. He had a booming voice. He folded the serape and placed it on the floor in front of my feet. He sat the tobacco on the serape. He got down on his knees facing me. He began bowing and singing in Cheyenne. The fine point of this is that he was grateful for the opportunity to relieve himself of his grief by giving us his truth. How do you feel if you are able to tell someone about your grief? This, to me, is helping Cheyenne and Arapaho move forward because it is giving them an opportunity to tell their truth about genocide, a first hand account of genocide, something that they have held back for nearly 145 years. If that’s dragging them down, then so be it. I see the light in each Cheyenne and Arapaho person I have interviewed. That is solace enough for me.”

“Dance With Life” magazine is at http://dancewithlifemagazine.com, Ms. Govan at http://TGovan.com.

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“Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek Aligns With ‘Digital Cinema Report’”

November 13, 2008 – Centennial, CO – Award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek has agreed with “Digital Cinema Report” to write a bi-monthly column.
Vasicek, writer, director and producer of “The Sand Creek Massacre”, winner of the prestigious Golden Drover Award and three other best film film festival awards as well as numerous writing awards including the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild Writing Award, will focus on writing about writing and filmmaking.

Vasicek said, “It’s an honor to be associated with ‘Digital Cinema Report’. ‘Digital Cinema Report’ is a dynamic and forward-informing publication that keeps everyone involved in the film business from artists to distributors and beyond with
current news that is informative and educational, cutting edge for today’s media technology.”

“Digital Cinema Report” is an online source available 24/7 that provides an in-depth and informed global perspective on all of the incredible business and technology changes that are currently taking place in every phase of the entire moviemaking and exhibition process.

Editor & Publisher Nick Dager of “Digital Cinema Report” is an award-winning journalist who has reported on film and television production for more than twenty years. He was senior editor at “Millimeter” magazine where he chronicled the gradual shift in professional production from film cameras to video cameras, the founding editor of “Post” magazine where he detailed the early days of the transition from linear to non-linear editing, and as the editor of “AV Video Multimedia Producer” magazine, he reported on the increasing importance of dynamic media in the global communications strategies of Fortune 500 companies.

Dager says, “Every phase of the way that movies are made and shown is undergoing a total transformation from analog to digital. We believe that there are no islands in the digital world. It is essential that professionals working in moviemaking have an understanding of and an appreciation for all aspects of the process from acquisition to display.”

More than 30,000 unique visitors read “Digital Cinema Report” every month. They include producers, directors, cinematographers, color correction artists, editors, distribution executives and exhibitors. They are the key industry decision-makers in more than 100 countries around the world. In short they are the people who are leading this historic global transition.

“Digital Cinema Report” is at http://digitalcinemareport.com/.

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Olympus Films+, LLC
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“Award-Winning Sand Creek Massacre Film Archived”

August 27, 2008 — CENTENNIAL, CO — Golden Drover Award
winner for Best Native American Film in the Trail Dance Film
Festival, “The Sand Creek Massacre”, has been archived in
The Billie Jean Baguley Library and in the Heard Museum in
Phoenix.

Award-winning Writer/Filmmaker/Consultant, Donald L. Vasicek,
said, “By having the film archived in these prestigious institutions,
my goal of informing, educating and creating awareness for the
Cheyenne and Arapaho people via their oral histories in the film,
helps all American native people. The Cheyenne and Arapaho
people, vowed, after the Sand Creek Massacre, that they would live
on this earth forever. The film keeps their dream alive regardless
of the genocide that has stalked all American native people from
the inception of European people’s arrival on their lands to the present.
The film is a permanent recording of their ancestors and who they are as
a people.”

Vasicek continues his efforts to record the Cheyenne and Arapaho
history. He has placed, “Ghosts of Sand Creek”, a two-hour, six
episode series, into development. Vasicek said, “Ghosts of Sand
Creek” will dimensionalize the Cheyenne and Arapaho people’s
story. It will show the white man’s continuing invasion of their human
rights.

“I read recently where actor Brad Pitt raised $500,000 for
people in Darfur. He should now raise money for American native
people so that they can also eat. Walk down the main street
in Lame Deer, Montana, on the Northern Cheyenne’s reservation.
Cruise the Northern Arapaho Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
American natives on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota
need groceries, socks, underwear, shirts, shoes, trousers, fuel to
keep warm, etc. And they have to go across the border into
Nebraska to buy liquor. You will experience, as I have, many times
over, the abject poverty American natives experience. This is
genocide at its finest in all centuries.”

Vasicek said, “America’s native people need America’s help. Be part
of ‘Ghosts of Sand Creek’.” Go to donvasicek.com for details.

Contact:

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
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Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek Launches New Sand Creek Massacre Website

USA (SANEPR.com) May 22, 2008 — Award-winning filmmaker, Donald L. Vasicek, has launched a new Sand Creek Massacre website. Titled, “The Sand Creek Massacre”, the site contains in depth witness accounts of the massacre, the award-winning Sand Creek Massacre trailer for viewing, the award-winning Sand Creek Massacre documentary short for viewing, the story of the Sand Creek Massacre, and a Shop to purchase Sand Creek Massacre DVD’s and lesson plans including the award-winning documentary film/educational DVD.

Vasicek, a board member of The American Indian Genocide Museum (www.aigenom.com)in Houston, Texas, said, “The website was launched to inform, to educate, and to provide educators, historians, students and all others the accessibility to the Sand Creek Massacre story.”

The link/URL to the website is sandcreekmassacre.net.
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Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek - Los Angeles TV Appearance

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2005
”Colorado Writer/Filmmaker Targeted for LA TV Show”

Centennial, CO – October 14, 2005 – Colorado Writer/Filmmaker Don Vasicek (Faces, Warriors of Virtue, Born To Win, Haunted World, The Sand Creek Massacre) has been invited to appear on The Gigi, Inc. Show, an entertainment, film, music and talk show reaching more than 100,000 households throughout Greater Los Angeles via Comcast/Time Warner Channels 24 and 35. Vasicek will travel to Los Angeles on November 29 to tape his appearance which will be aired two weeks later. He will give an interview about his current film project, The Sand Creek Massacre. His award-winning trailer and documentary short, The Sand Creek Massacre, will be aired along with the interview.

Ms. Iam, Producer, Talk Show Host, Singer and Actress (Random Hearts, Boomerang, The Insider, The Thomas Crown Affair, Best Man, Gloria, The Cosby Show, Law & Order, Exiled and New York Undercover), is committed to advancing multi-cultural identity via education through entertainment. Ms. Iam is also committed to bringing a message of love, peace, hope and truth. She says, “We’re doing great things, working with great people.”

   

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