A film by Brittany Huckabee
2016, 90 minutes
No. 088


Set in the military outpost of San Antonio, Texas, After Fire highlights the challenges faced by the fastest-growing group of American veterans: women, who now account for one in five new recruits to the U.S. Armed Forces.

Demonstrating courage during their military service and resilience in its aftermath, three women military veterans candidly confront the fallout of their experiences on their personal lives as they adjust to the civilian world.

The film throws a spotlight on the human toll of military service - including military sexual trauma, combat injuries and bureaucratic dysfunction - telling a universal story about strength in the aftermath of trauma.

Official Selection, Doc NYC

"A powerful program. Watching these women fighting against a male-dominated world should encourage others, military veterans or not, to come forward." - Booklist 

"Highly recommended! An excellent production." - Educational Media Reviews Online

“Huckabee, who directed the Netflix documentary Hot Girls Wanted, has spent a decade making films about women’s experiences. After Fire follows women veterans who survived military sexual trauma. All are actively involved in helping veterans, whether it’s fellow MST survivors or lobbying with older male veterans on Capitol Hill.” - Newsweek