Femmes des casernes
- 100 min
FireWoman is an immersive, gender and genre bending documentary, which delves into the masculine world of firefighting… as lived by five charismatic firewomen. The film follows the work of these women as they devote themselves to a most untraditional pursuit, and showcase two stages in a firefighter’s trajectory: the challenges of newbies who try to get hired by the Montreal Fire Department and life on the force as full-time squad members.
Less than thirty women are part of the Montreal Fire Department, compared to more than 2,300 men. In recent years however, things have started to change, thanks to the ” Les filles ont le feu sacré” program, an initiative intended to make young women aware of the attractions of the rewarding but very demanding job. During their studies, the hopefuls must redouble their efforts in order to be accepted in a field that doesn’t make it easy for them. We see this in the path full of pitfalls for young Justine and Karine, who would like to follow in the footsteps of Mélanie, a firefighter for 10 years at Barracks 41 in the Parc-Extension district.
Directed by :
Awards and recognition : Best Documentary Action, The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival - États-Unis
Award of Merit, Impact Doc Awards
Best Canadian Female Director, Toronto International Women Film Festival - Canada
Finalist, New York International Women Film Festival - États-Unis
Official Selection, L.A. Independant Women Film Festival - États-Unis
Distribution : Shootfilms
Diffusion : Tapis bleu Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC) 2020
Réseau de l'information (RDI) de Radio-Canada
Vrai de TVA