Native Americans have dodged bullets since first contact with Europeans. This film brings a cross-generational sampling of Indigenous people, researchers, and politicians to reveal stunning reasons for their disproportionately high incidences of health and social issues. This collection of remarkable stories, names Historical Trauma as the unique and insidious part of the genetic code that resilient Native American populations are still finding ways to dodge.
The film focuses on Native Americans and is not the typical “tragedy porn” film about Indian Country, it is more of an accurate portrayal of life.
The MSPIFF (Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival) selected Dodging Bullets—Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma as the winner of "Minnesota Made Documentary Feature Competition" and has named it as one of the "Best of Fest" films.
MSPIFF Jury Statement:
The documentary feature Dodging Bullets breaks new ground in form and in its subject matter. The filmmakers offer a series of largely episodic stories, intimately documented, about Native American individuals who have been impacted by ethnic genocide in the United States. These episodic narratives are joined narratively in an analysis of how each of these events has contributed to an ongoing experience of unresolved historical trauma for many in the Native American community, in which many traumatized individuals and communities epigenetically transmit unresolved trauma to future generations. Compelling in its visual and narrative approach, it is ultimately a story of resilience and hope as the filmmakers bring a nuanced perspective to a difficult topic, demonstrating the dignity of their subjects and offering the possibility of freedom from generations of inherited traumatic stress.
We've revoked your access to use our messaging system. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]
Please enter your email address to get started.
Already have an account? Sign in.
This has been reported to our team. Thanks for helping keep influence.co an awesome place for influencers and brands!
Loading your Facebook Pages...
To do that, you need an influence.co PRO account. With influence.co you can:
Additionally, PRO members get the noticable PRO badge on their profile and appear higher in many search results. You should go PRO today!
Click the button below to login or create a free account. We use Instagram to verify your identity. We never post anything to your Instagram account.
There is so much more you can do for free just by signing up.
Discover the best influencers for your brand
Build your own influencer marketing community
Post campaign openings and have influencers apply to you
Give your whole team access to build lists, message and run campaigns
Access unparalleled data, collaboration histories, and audience demographics.
influence.co is the world's largest professional community for the influencer industry. We enable influencers, businesses, and service providers to connect with their peers, learn from each other, and find people to work with.