2011 | 57 minutes | Color | DVD | English/Apache | Subtitled | Order No. 121049 |
"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."
"Interweaving the scenes of raging fires, intense training sessions, and disrupted home life are personal stories of sacrifice, tragedy, pride, and accomplishment. …a good resource for women’s studies and Native American history classes."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Santa Fe Film Festival
- Native American Film & Video Festival
- Native Eyes Film Showcase
- VisionMaker Film Festival
- Albuquerque Film Festival
Sande Zeig is a writer, director, producer and film distributor. Her short film, Central Park, premiered at Sundance in 1994. She went on to direct a feature, The Girl, based on a short story by renowned French writer Monique Wittig that premiered at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals in 2001. Her documentary Soul Masters: Dr. Guo & Dr. Sha, was released in April 2008, by Beyond Words Distribution. Zeig is president of Artistic License Films, a film distribution company that has distributed more than one hundred films including films by Ismail Merchant, Michel Negroponte, Jim Stark, Kore-eda Hirakazu, DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. She is head of the Media Department for Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment. Zeig is developing a documentary on Monique Wittig, her partner, with whom she collaborated on a book, screenplays and plays. (10/11)