@ UNCSA Gold
Julie Sokolow; 2016; USA; 84 min
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. A heartfelt portrait of change in the American family and workplace, Woman on Fire is a testament to love, courage, and loyalty.
Q & A with Brooke Guinan and Jim Baker