Minnesota-Made Documentary, 'Dodging Bullets' Examines Historical Trauma Plaguing Native Communities

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.

Melissa Walls, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health at the Medical School, Duluth Campus, has studied historical trauma for 18 years and is featured throughout the film. “We want to move from theory and qualitative research to the statistical realm of things,” Dr. Walls told Mpls St. Paul Magazine. "What happened in the past set in cycle processes, norms, behaviors, policies that continue to have an impact today.”

Students from The Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS), Duluth Campus Chapter are aiming to host a local screening of the documentary in the near future.

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