Native Eyes film festival
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