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Hello Friends:

I hope you are doing well. I am writing to share my latest project with you, a documentary on the legendary California bandido Tiburcio Vasquez.

Tiburcio Vasquez was born in Monterrey, California in 1835 and hanged by the state in 1875. Through Tiburcio¹s life, the film will examine the social and political circumstances that Chicanos lived under after the American takeover in 1848. It is vital for our progress as a community to know where we have been and to educate other ethnic groups about Chicano history.

My work-in-progress film, Tiburcio Vasquez: The Lost Bandido (watch trailer), is intended for national broadcast and educational distribution. It will provide an opportunity to document U.S. history from a perspective that is lacking in historical works of 18th century Western history, the Chicano¹s perspective. This film will also present a white American perspective through newspaper accounts, law enforcement officials and historians. There will be enough evidence presented for both sides that will allow the audience to decide whether Tiburcio was a dangerous cutthroat or a revolutionary and social bandit. (read treatment)

Unfortunately, I have been unable to secure the necessary funding from traditional sources to complete this project. Therefore, I am reaching out to the community for donations. With enough funds, I will be able to finish the documentary within a year.

Your generous contribution is appreciated.

Donate using Paypal

Please email your questions to chusmahouse@earthlink.net

Thank you for your time. I hope you enjoy the trailer, and please forward this email to your friends and family.

Best Regards,
Charley Trujillo


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