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For over 30 years, the all-female Apache 8 unit has protected their reservation from fire, as well as responding to wildfires across the nation. The group has earned the reputation of being fierce, loyal, dependable—and tougher than their male colleagues. Facing both gender bias and the problems that come with life on an impoverished reservation, the women are some of the country’s most elite firefighters. Director Sande Zeig combines archival footage and present-day interviews to focus primarily on four women from different generations of Apache 8 crew members, who speak tenderly, and often humorously, of hardship, loss, family, community and pride in their profession.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Sande Zeig and firefighter Katy Aday, who is featured in the film, moderated by Tracy Andrus, president of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University.
Documentary, USA, 57 minutes