FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 September 2018
2018 Award Winning Documentary, Dodging Bullets Shown at FCP
Submitted by Abbey Lukowski, Family Service Division Administrator
On September 4th, 2018, the Community Advocacy Department in collaboration with others held a special viewing of the 2018 award winning film, Dodging Bullets, in the Forest County Potawatomi Auditorium. Lunch was served followed with the film screening and ended with facilitated discussion.
According to the 2018 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Juror’s statement, “The documentary feature Dodging Bullets breaks new ground in form and in its subject matter. The filmmakers offer a series of largely episodic stories, intimately documented, about Native American individuals who have been impacted by ethnic genocide in the United States. These episodic narratives are joined narratively in an analysis of how each of these events has contributed to an ongoing experience of unresolved historical trauma for many in the Native American community, in which many traumatized individuals and communities epigenetically transmit unresolved trauma to future generations. Compelling in its visual and narrative approach, it is ultimately a story of resilience and hope as the filmmakers bring a nuanced perspective to a difficult topic, demonstrating the dignity of their subjects and offering the possibility of freedom from generations of inherited traumatic stress.”
The Community Advocacy Department looks forward to bringing the conversation of historical trauma back on October 16th, 2018 beginning at 4 p.m. All are invited to attend.
To learn more about the program and/or to share your expected attendance please contact FCP Family Services Division at 715-478-4433. Elders in need of transportation to the event are encouraged to call in advance to schedule. Migwetth!