This documentary is a collaboration between the first 23 people in School of Visual Arts MFA in Social Documentary 2010 and the Chess in the Schools program in New York City. All camera and editing was done by students in the MFA program.
Oscar was a personal friend of mine. We both left Southern California to continue our education in Northern California to pursue our goals of using media as a tool to reach, educate, communicate and connect with our community. In 1994, sadly, Oscar's body was found on the shores of Santa Barbara. The local police dismissed the case as an accident. The more I studied the official recorded circumstances of his death, the more I realized it is filled with unsatisfactory explanations, unexplained conclusions and unanswered questions thus making the case of Oscar's death a perfect example of the type of injustice and oversight that Bandido himself would expose through the media.