“It allows the non-Native audience to truly hear and see Historical Trauma and the pain without blatant finger pointing or going the other direction by making it more palatable for non-natives tastes”
Kimberly Whitewater Wakjexiwiga
Community Supportive Services Division Director
HCN Social Services
“Rarely has a film been able to fully capture the complexity of these contemporary social justice concerns caused by Intergenerational Trauma through historical accounts and personal narratives.”
George S Leibowitz, PhD
Stony Brook University
School of Medicine and Social Welfare
“Dodging Bullets is a powerful and compelling documentary that revealed the injustices against Indigenous peoples… brilliantly wove together a positive path to healing through ceremony and cultural identity.”
Rain L. Marshall, JD, (Ihanktonwan),
Lecturer, Humboldt State University
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“This was an amazing documentary that shines a lot of light on the injustices that indigenous people experienced for generations. This film also highlights the context behind historical trauma and how trauma may be passed down through generations.”
“Dodging Bullets will definitely make you think, so if you aren’t ready for that, don’t watch it.”
Rotten Tomatoes Review
“An important film that not only fills gaps in conventionally taught history, but builds empathy and understanding for the Native American experience.”
Rotten Tomatoes Review
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Historical Trauma, is a term used by social workers, psychologists, and historians, it is used to define historical psychological and cumulative emotional traumatic experiences such as the genocide of the Jewish people, the institution of human slavery in 18th and 19th century America, and the treatment of the Native American population by colonizers since first contact.
Researchers and practitioners call this concept Historical Trauma or Intergenerational Trauma.