Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 7pm
The Bisbee Royale
94 Main Street, Bisbee, AZ
U.S.A. 2011, 57 mins
Produced and Directed by Sande Zeig
Executive Produced by Heather Rae
Produced by Dolly Hall and Victoria Westover
This documentary 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. Apache 8 was funded in part by National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Native American Public Television (Vision MakerMedia) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It is distributed by Woman Make Movies. Apache 8 was premiered at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Film and Video Festival.
“You never knew what you were going to face. You were with a bunch of women that could handle anything.” – Katy Aday (White Mountain Apache Tribe)
IN PERSON: Sande Zeig (Producer/Director) 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.