Born to a poor immigrant family, Don Chairez grew up to become a successful judge, community leader and populist politician.
The corporations have moved in, but the mob-founded city of Las Vegas is as corrupt as ever. The mayor of the City of Las Vegas conspires with downtown casino developers to steal an elderly widow’s property by abusing the legal power of Eminent Domain. The hero of the story, Don Chairez, a local judge, risks his political career and his livelihood by taking a stand against the conniving mayor, Jan Jones, and her gang of ruthless business associates.
This is a story of doing the right thing. This is a story of moral courage, of standing alone in the face of tremendous pressure. This is a story of Good versus Evil. This is The Story of Don Chairez.
This movie is based on actual events and is an inspiring story about an American hero, a man who had the moral courage to stand up for the People at the cusp of the Wall Street bailout era, an age of extreme political corruption.
Don Chairez was born to parents who never finished high school. As a teenager his father, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, died of cancer. As an American citizen of Mexican heritage growing up in the 50’s and 60’s Don faced discrimination at every turn. But against those odds Don graduated from college with high honors earning a scholarship to USC Law School, and later becoming a respected prosecutor and judge.
Don's life and his struggles have enough richness in them to create a full-length film, but this project will be a short, 10-minute film. This film will only focus on Don’s brave stand in support of individual rights, and the conflict between the elderly widow, Carol Pappas, and the mayor of Las Vegas, Jan Jones.
The film will be entered into film competitions that we hope to win.
About Don Chairez
Don Chairez is a former Judge still living in Las Vegas. Recently, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that local and state governments could use eminent domain to seize private property and transfer it to another private interest Don Chairez wrote the P.I.S.T.O.L. ballot initiative. This ballot initiative received great support from the voters of Nevada and Don Chairez was able to successfully amend the Nevada constitution. It is now illegal in Nevada to seize a person's property and transfer it to a private interest under the guise of Eminent Domain.
We have our own video production studio. We have all the equipment necessary to shoot the film. The script is already written. We just need money to pay for the actors, technicians, the appropriate permits, and a complex scene involving a crane and a wrecking ball, and a few brief visual effects.
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