This is an excerpt from the documentary film EMDR, directed and produced by Michael Burns. For more on the film visit This film incorporates personal stories into discussion about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing’s evolution and remarkable development. Researchers and practitioners from across the world share their reflections about EMDR’s early days when founder Francine Shapiro began honing the therapy’s methodology as well as how EMDR has transformed their practices in the decades since. Interviews explore the acute need for PTSD and trauma treatment that works efficiently and quickly to address the needs of the millions upon millions in need.