WOMAN ON FIRE

2016 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Julie Sokolow; producer Danny Yourd; subjects Brooke Guinan, George Guinan

WORLD PREMIERE This portrait of courage under fire celebrates NYC’s first openly transgender firefighter. For Brooke Guinan, fighting fires runs in her blood – both her father and grandfather served in the FDNY. But as a transgender woman, her path to service has not been without obstacles. Transitioning from male to female in what is still an overwhelmingly macho profession proves a challenge for her coworkers and her family, while her boyfriend reckons with the impact of Brooke’s newly public profile on his parents.

Co-Presented by NewFest

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Official Site: http://www.womanonfirefilm.com
On Twitter: womanonfiredoc
On Facebook: https://facebook.com/womanonfirefilm
Director: Julie Sokolow
Producer: Danny Yourd
Cinematographer: Julie Sokolow, Danny Yourd, John Pope
Editor: Julie Sokolow
Music: Danny Bracken
Running Time: 86
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2016