A BECKWOURTH SPIRIT is an independent feature film about an aging police officer, an infamous cowboy and an often overlooked American Travesty known as The Sand Creek Massacre. This film attempts to shed light on the historical yet little known Relationship between Native American and African American peoples. Despite our past bonds the current relationship between African and Native Americans is virtually non-existent. When exactly did we break all ties with each other? This story, A BECKWOURTH SPIRIT will take you to the very moment, ground zero if you will, of that fracture.
Though based on actual events this is truly an original story, linking these historical events and characters to present day Denver in a way that’s never been done before. Though the core of the story revolves around an unsolved hate crime in North Denver, racial tensions, ancient spirits and even some off-color humor, the arc of the story lies in the unsavory events of The Sand Creek Massacre
This is the intersection of African American, Native American and Colorado history.
With modest funding secured through the prestigious Denver Arts & Venues this timely and though provoking film is now in pre-production.