JUNE 24, 2018 Levee Park- Winona
JULY 11, 2018 – Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Community
OCTOBER 5, 2018 – Mainstreet Arts Festival, Milan
MAY 1ST, 2019 – Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro
As Executive Producer of Dodging Bullets, the first of its kind documentary film co-directed by First Nation and non-Indigenous film makers, Larry Long is honored to announce it’s World Premiere at the Thin Line Fest in Denton, Texas on Friday, April 20th, 6:30 P.M. at the Campus Theatre.
Dodging Bullets, a film-documentary that chronicles the impact of historical trauma on the lives of First Nation peoples today, has also been accepted by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival for the following two Special Advanced Screenings:
Monday, Apr 16 / 7:00 PM / St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 – Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, Apr 19 / 6:45 PM / Metro State University, Film Space, Founders Hall, – St. Paul, MN
As my brother from the Lakota Nation Rick McArthur, who is prominently featured in Dodging Bullets, clearly states, “This (film) was made for the Wašicun eyes.”
Dodging Bullets takes the viewer on a journey between the past and present, beginning with first contact and the derogatory stereotypes of racist mascots and the movement to change the Washington football team’s name. It then moves to the horror of Indian boarding schools and forced assimilation, the ongoing violation of treaty rights and the prevalence of police violence and suicide on reservations. The film ends with a powerful testament to the healing taking place now across Indian Country.
Besides the Thin Line Fest in Denton, Texas & the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Dodging Bullets has been accepted to be screened at:
Vision Makers Film Festival, Lincoln, NE April 25th @ 7PM
Black Hills Film Festival, April 29th @ 1PM
“Stories of Survival from Historical Trauma will help us to heal. However, it is our connections to our culture, traditions, and family that has allowed us to not only to survive but will allow us to thrive now…and forever,” said Kathy Broere (Blackfeet) who directed the Browning Segment of the film.
Keith Secola was the composer for Dodging Bullets. Other First Nation Musicians include: Tall Paul, Dorene Day Waubanewquay, Mitch Walking Elk.
Interviewed or filmed include: Melissa L Walls, Dr. Anton Treuer, Emmy May, Chy, Dirk Whitebreast, Bree Waabinesiik Green, Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Melvin Lee Houston, Mike Her Many Horses, Leonard Thompson Jr., Rick McArthur, Leonard Thompson, Linda Eagle Speaker, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Joseph Marshall III, Venessa Goodthunder, Rachel Yehuda, Don Coyhis, Richie Plass, Lester Johnson III, Tara Houska, Larry Leventhal, Bill Means.
Join Larry Long; Dorene Day Waubanewquay; Max Gail; Prudence Johnson; Tom LeBlanc; MitchWalkingElk; and Joe Savage on Sunday, March 18, 2018 to help fund a trip for 12 First-Nation youth and elders to visit the Vatican to discuss the historical and inter-generational trauma resulting from the Doctrine of Discovery.
Master of Ceremonies: Dave Logsdon
First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis 55408
Open to the Public
$20 per person pre-paid, or $25 at the door
1:00 – 2:00 pm — Refreshments (additional donation); silent auction
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Concert and introduction of First Nation youths
Questions: 612-825- 1701
Co-Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, The Environmental Justice and Racial Teams of First Universalist Church, and American Roots Revue.
Tickets: $20 in advance (https://