About Dodging Bullets – Documentary Film on Historical Trauma

A Tribal elder spoke to me recently at a pre-interview discussion. He asked me where the name “Dodging Bullets” came from. I told him “patients with chronic health problems, are constantly dodging bullets from the effects from their treatments”.  He responded, “I really like the name, it is impactful, and do you know that we have been Dodging Bullets for over 200 years.” He made a connection for me that I had not thought of.

The Dance of Dodging Bullets…

What is Dodging Bullets… Bob Trench, Director of the film says: “patients with chronic health problems, are constantly dodging the secondary or tertiary effects from our treatments. We are all too often left to our own accord, then we either stop following our given directives or forget them altogether. When we become non-compliant, we are literally dodging bullets.”

Dodging Bullets is what Native American children do every day of their lives.

Whether it’s  rapping with their doctors or eating dollar burgers, one thing is for sure; if they fail to change their behavior, before long they will be facing the end.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Dodging Bullets will take an uncompromising look at the treatment of Native American children, focusing on:

  • The use of specific protocols to reduce costs and improve outcomes.
  • Emerging methodologies that have been proven to reduce the costs of health care and the level of hospital admissions, including the introduction of personal health care coaches to patients.
  • An examination of perhaps most significantly – why treatment methods are not being delivered properly?

With testimonials from health care experts, researchers, politicians, families, and patients both in the US and around the world, Dodging Bullets explores the issues that are crucial to the long-term health of the Nations.

Together we can dodge the bullets and learn to dance to a different tune.

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