Dodging Bullets


The Main 2 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 7:00 PM
The Main 5 Thu, May 3, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Minnesota Made Documentary Feature Award
Women & Film
Best of Fest
Tags:Native American
Indigenous Peoples
Minnesota Made
Women Directors
Release Year:2018
Runtime:101 min
Website:Official Website
Director:Kathy Broere
Sarah Edstrom
Jonathan Thunder
Bob Trench
Producer:Tom Trench
Cinematographer:Matthew Myers
Julie Verano
Graham Nolte
Editor:Bob Trench
Composer:Keith Secola


Directors Sarah Edstrom and Bob Trench Attending

Special Advance Screening

Described as “stories from survivors of historical trauma,” this documentary film co-directed by Kathy Broere, Sarah Edstrom, Jonathan Thunder, and Bob Trench was produced in collaboration with several organizations and is the first to chronicle the impact of historical trauma on the lives of Native peoples today, giving voice to their stories of survival and resilience in the face of multigenerational trauma.

Through interviews and first-hand accounts, Dodging Bullets paints the full, uncompromising picture of not only the historical traumas that Native peoples have experienced since first contact with Europeans but the continued racism and disenfranchisement faced by Native communities today.

The film is a collection of experiences that includes a majority of Native voices, along with activists, legislators, as well as researchers to illustrate the effects of intergenerational trauma and helps forge a path towards the future. What is clear throughout the film and these stories is a defining message: if a true healing of the wounds done to Native communities is to be achieved, the trauma cannot be ignored.

Director Biography

Dodging Bullets was produced in creative collaboration with Minneapolis, Minnesota based organization FilmNorth and features the remarkable talents and efforts of Kathy Broere, Jonathan Thunder, Sarah Edstrom, and Bob Trench.



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