Apache 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters.
Four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew share their personal narratives with humor and tenderness. They speak of hardship and loss, family and community, and pride in being a firefighter from Fort Apache. Apache 8 weaves together a compelling tale of these remarkable firefighters, revealed for the first time.
For viewers: Please contact your local public television station to find out when they will be scheduling this program.
Feed Dates & NOLA Code:
APHE 00 H1
Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 2000-2100ET/HD04
Re-Feed: Friday, June 17, 2011 at 1500-1600 ET/HD04
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In the News:
Official Selection, 2nd Annual Utah American Indian Film Festival (Nov. 7-28)
American Indian Quarterly 2012 36(3): 249-250 (Mar. 29, 2012)
OFFICIAL SELECTION, Sedona International Film Festival, February 18-26, 2012 (Dec. 21, 2011)
Private Screening, U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of the All Roads Film Project, National Geographic (Nov. 16, 2011)
Official Selection, Brooklyn Museum; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Nov. 13, 2011)
Official Selection, 36th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, CA (Nov. 5, 2011)