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Workers Unite Film Festival: Woman on Fire
May 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Workers Unite Film Festival presents an evening of film and activism with a screening of:
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)
This event is co-presented with NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film & Media Arts Organization.
Now in its 6th year, the annual Workers Unite Film Festival brings together activists, academics and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds for a celebration of social justice and the arts. Through dozens of documentary screenings, community forums, and interactive events across New York City, the festival provides working people with a platform to tell their stories while leading a movement for meaningful change.