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Program 9 - 'Woman On Fire' - The First Trans Woman in the FDNY

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Workers Unite FIlm Festival is proud to co-present Woman On Fire with NewFest: New York's LGBT Film & Media Arts Organization (

Woman On Fire -  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. (2016, 86 min)

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