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Apache 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters.

Pearl Harvey (White Mountain Apache) is the Supervisor of White Mountain Apache Children’s Center and has held this position for eleven years.

Susan Lazarus was Producer of the documentary feature Image Before My Eyes, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.

The all-women wildland firefighting crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe has been fighting fires on the Reservation and throughout the United States for more than 30 years. With humor and tenderness, four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew share their personal stories.

Vicky Wight is a producer and distribution consultant. She was Vice President of Artistic License Films, an independent film distribution company where she oversaw the distribution and marketing of over 60 films.

Victoria Westover, the Director of the Hanson Film Institute based at The University of Arizona, develops and coordinates diverse local and nationally affiliated media programs, including Native Eyes Film Showcase, produced in collaboration with the National

Dolly Hall, named a "Producer to Watch" by Variety, began her producing career in 1990 and went on to Line Produce the 1993 Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear winner The Wedding Banquet, directed by Ang Lee.

Sande Zeig is a writer, director, producer and film distributor. Her short film, Central Park, premiered at Sundance in 1994.

Heather Rae (Cherokee) produced Frozen River, which was nominated for two Academy Awards, won two Gotham Awards and was nominated for seven Spirit Awards resulting in a Best Actress win for Melissa Leo and the Piaget Producer Award for Rae.

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This month, ChristianPost.com wrote a blog about the Apache 8 all-women firefighting crew. The more commonly known Navajo firefighters specialize in "hot spots" and extend their expertise nationwide when needed. The surprising team is the women from Fort Apache--the Apache 8 Crew, who also answer the call when needed across the U.S.

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