Extraordinary Women in Film series: Apache 8


Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


For 30 years, the all-female Apache 8 unit has protected their reservation from fire and also responded to wildfires around the nation. This group of firefighters, which recently became co-ed, soon earned the reputation of being fierce, loyal and dependable—and tougher than their male colleagues. Facing gender stereotypes and the problems that come with life on the impoverished reservation, the women became known as some of the country’s most elite firefighters. From director Sande Zeig and executive producer Heather Rae (Cherokee), Apache 8 combines archival footage and present-day interviews and focuses 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 being a firefighter. Released in 2011, 60 minutes. Free.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
Presenter Website: nrpl.org

Sponsor Message

Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and in partnership with Zonta Club New Rochelle.
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