Film showcases Native American lady firefighters
“Apache 8” tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, whose members have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the United States for more than 30 years. It is one of many films being screened this weekend as part of the Native Eyes Film Showcase.
The documentary captures personal moments in the lives of several members of the Apache 8 all-women firefighter crew, including the traditional Apache Sunrise Dance of Nita Quintero. The coming-of-age ritual also was featured in National Geographic magazine.