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Woman on Fire

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12:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

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Jo-Ann Chiam and Janet Koecher

In February 2015, The Village Voice heralded the arrival of "New York’s Bravest"— Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City.

As a third-generation firefighter, Brooke possesses a passion for heroism that runs in her blood. Her father George is a respected lieutenant and a 9/11 survivor with a 35-year legacy in the FDNY. People always asked Brooke if she planned to follow in her father’s footsteps. But when Brooke transitions from male to female in her father’s workplace, this poses not only a challenge to the macho profession, but also to the customs of the people she cares about most—her conservative family.

A heartfelt portrait of change, Woman on Fire is a testament to love, courage and loyalty.

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Jo-Ann Chiam and Janet Koecher