Woman on Fire
Brooke Guinan is a true American hero. She is the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City and is a third generation firefighter: both her father and grandfather served in the New York Fire department.
Julie Sokolow’s gentle and inspiring documentary chronicles Brooke’s journey from initially coming out as gay man in an aggressively macho profession to coming out as transgender in a workforce that still struggles to accept women, let alone transgender women.
With the loving support of her boyfriend of two years, Brooke faces the challenges of being a local celebrity, while managing the impact her status as a public figure has on her parents. Woman on Fire is ultimately a heartfelt insight into the changing face of the American workforce and a moving portrait of individual courage.