HANSON IN THE NEWS

Apache 8, documenting the first all-women wildland firefighter crew, to open the 2016 United Nations Film Festival

UA’s Hanson Film Institute produced the film about the crew members, all from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Northern Arizona

Programmers of the United Nations Documentary Film Festival (UNAFF) have selected APACHE 8, produced by the University of Arizona’s Hanson Film Institute, to be the festival’s 2016 Opening Night film. Nita Quintero, a firefighter featured in the film, and Vicky Westover, Hanson Film Institute director and a producer of the film, will be in attendance at the screening, taking place at the Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto California on October 20, 2016.

Directed by Sande Zeig, APACHE 8 tells the story of the all-women wildland firefighter crew that has been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the US for over 30 years. The film delves into the heroic lives of the firefighters, all from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, as they overcome gender stereotypes and the problems that come with life on the impoverished reservation to become some of the country’s most elite firefighters…MORE→