2010 Summer Arts Institute Presents Burning Barriers

Following the highlights on the first three 2010 Summer Arts Institute films - Take Out, The Iron Triangle, and iDentity - we now turn to Burning Barriers, which is the collaboration of SAI participants Jasmine Fox, Matteo Mobilio, Laura Weisbord, and Brithney Williams. Burning Barriers turns the lens on New York's women firefighters, who are 31 strong out of a group of 11,500 who call themselves a member of the NYFD. Exploring the society's perceptions of gender, Burning Barriers chronicles the experiences of women who, simply by being on the job, are defying stereotypes and navigating their ways in a predominantly male environment.

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