Dodging Bullets News

Dodging Bullets Raises Funds For Indigenous Huichol University Students

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Dodging Bullet wins The Samuel Sprynczynatyk Storyteller Award: Best Documentary Feature

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Letterboxd reviews of Dodging Bullets

“Dodging Bullets is a powerful, necessary film that dives deep into the truth about historical trauma.”

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CHANSE ALEXANDRA reviews Dodging Bullets for Film Snob.

“…never have I seen a film that focuses on and provides justice to the conversation of the ongoing marginalization of the Native Americans.”

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Prairie Public Radio’s Main Street, hosted by Doug Hamilton discussed Dodging Bullets

One of the entries in the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival is “Dodging Bullets.” It’s a documentary on historical trauma produced by a group of Native and non-Native… Read More and Listen to the Podcast >


Four years ago, Bob Trench started work on a film about chronic disease management in America. However, his research and interviews took him down a different path.

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Documentary to make North Dakota premiere

“Dodging Bullets — Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma” will be making its North Dakota premiere at the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival. Read More >

4 out of 5  – Rotten Tomatoes

“Dodging Bullets is important as a vehicle for Native voices, a reminder that even if it’s too late to right some historical wrongs, there’s really no excuse to keep on doing harm.”

Eye for Film reviews Dodging Bullets for Rotten Tomatoes  Read Review >

Dodging Bullets EP discusses the impact of historical trauma on Native Americans – Watching the Hawks

Larry Long, Executive Producer of Dodging Bullets, is interviewed on Watching The Hawks. He articulates the impact of historical trauma of the people living at the Wall of Forgotten Natives, a Tent City in Minneapolis.  Watch the full episode >

Jennie Kermode reviews Dodging Bullets for Eye for Film

“Dodging Bullets is important as a vehicle for Native voices, a reminder that even if it’s too late to right some historical wrongs, there’s really no excuse to keep on doing harm. It has been theorised that it’s easier to recognise someone’s humanity when they fight back.” Read More >

Blog Talk Radio reviews Dodging Bullets

“There are no specific words to describe the tragedy, but this documentary is transcendent.”

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Minnesota-Made Documentary, ‘Dodging Bullets’ Examines Historical Trauma Plaguing Native Communities – University of Minnesota Medical School

A Minnesota-made documentary by Fahrenheit Films, entitled Dodging Bullets is an exploration of historical trauma that confronts the legacy of America’s treatment of Native American people. Read More >

Movie Review: “Dodging Bullets” (2018) – Lolo Loves Films

A look at how historical trauma has influenced the present day lives of America’s indigenous people and how the exploitation the Native American individuals continues even today.

It’s hard to fully grasp how it must feel to be treated like an outcast, like an invader, on your own land, in your own country. Native Americans were here first, yet they have been and still are treated like they don’t belong. “Dodging Bullets” is a documentary directed by Kathy Broere and Bobby Trench. View Full Review >

Documentary Sheds Light on Historical Trauma Plaguing Native Communities

‘Dodging Bullets’ confronts the lasting legacy of America’s treatment of Native people.

It started as a documentary on diabetes. Bob Trench, a director at Fahrenheit Films, had traveled to Montana to investigate how a rural state population handled chronic diseases like diabetes. Read article.

Dodging Bullets Forest County Potawatomi Review

This article originally appeared in the Forest County Potawatomi – Traveling Times Archives September 15 2018 issue

Historical trauma. Have you ever heard of it? Do you think you may know what it means? For some people, they must think for a period of time before coming up with the meaning of this phrase. For others, the meaning comes easily because they are living with it right now. View review.

Mpls. St. Paul Int. Film Festival Awards Dodging Bullets “Best of Fest” and Best Minnesota Made Documentary Feature

Representative of the abundance of and diversity in local filmmaking, Minnesota Made returns with a slate of must-see new films from Minnesota-based and Minnesota-native filmmakers. For our home-grown juried competitions, awards are given for films that exemplify standout achievements in feature length narrative filmmaking. View Jury Statement.

“Historical night for a historically impactful film”

“We chose it because the Indian relocation program in the ’50s brought a lot of Native people to the Dallas metroplex area,” Trench said. “Bringing it here was more important because it tells a big story about educating people and letting them know what’s going on in Indian country today.”

Co-Directors Kathy Broere and Bob Trench appear on The Mike McIntee Show on AM 950

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“Dodging Bullets”: A Documentary on Native American Historical Trauma (Mpls/St. Paul Film Festival)

Dodging Bullets, a documentary film on Native American Historical Trauma, will get two special advance screenings at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Festival.

Minnesota Native News: Dodging Bullets Film

This week’s Minnesota Native News previews Dodging Bullets, a new film about historical trauma.

For its 37th year, film festival returns with 157 features and dozens of shorts

Dodging Bullets argues that endemic problems are the result of historical trauma suffered by Native people.

5 buzz films playing at 2018 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

“Dodging Bullets”: A Documentary on Native American Historical Trauma (Mpls/St. Paul Film Festival)

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Thin Line to feature six world premieres

The committee picked up topical titles, such as Dodging Bullets, a documentary about the lingering effects of historical trauma on the Native American population in the U.S. (Denton Record Chronicle)