Sand Creek Massacre Documentary to be Featured in Native American Festival

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Mon, 09/08/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian requested that the award-winning The Sand Creek Massacre documentary film be entered in its 14th Native American Film + Video Festival to be held in New York City March 26 - 29 2009. The festival features films and video productions of all genres from North Central and South America and Hawaii. It showcases productions by Native media makers as well as community projects broadcast productions and other works reflecting native perspectives and brings together participants from the four directions for screenings workshops and special events. All programs are free to the public. Award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek who wrote directed and produced The Sand Creek Massacre says Since The Sand Creek Massacre documentary film project was made to inform educate and create awareness of American Native people and the genocide of them this invitation enhances the exposure of the Cheyenne and Arapaho cultures to all people and in turn helps ensure that they will never leave this earth. Vasicek is presently working on Ghosts of Sand Creek a feature film he also plans to make into a two-hour six episode mini-series/documentary film. Vasicek's provides detailed information about the Sand Creek Massacre including witness accounts still images The Sand Creek Massacre award-winning trailer and documentary short. AttachmentSize sandcreeknews135pp.jpg21.15 KB