Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged

Release date:TBD


Director:Megan Smith-Harris

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:J.R. Martinez


Plot Summary:

When metal is forged with fire it becomes stronger. The same is true of the human spirit. It’s just an ordinary day… until it isn’t. In a culture that prizes physical beauty over strength of character, “Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged” celebrates the strength and courage of burn survivors reclaiming their lives after the devastation of fire. “Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged” challenges us to go beyond the superficial and redefine our concept of true beauty. With heart and grace, this powerful documentary celebrates the courage and strength of burn survivors, who with the support of their families and caregivers, reclaim their lives after the devastation of fire. The film follows the journeys of ordinary people who rise above their injuries to discover unexpected insights and a transformed worldview. Through extraordinary courage, grit, and determination, all re-forge their destinies by first embracing – and then achieving – new dreams. A distraught mother jumps through a window to save her son engulfed in flames; a chemistry class explosion at an elite boarding school derails the life of one of its star students; a soldier is ravaged by a roadside bomb in Iraq; a teen race car driver is trapped in a blazing wreck while her parents look on, powerless to help; and a loving family says ‘sweet dreams’ Sunday night unaware their home will be reduced to ashes before dawn. All face the cruel onslaught of fire and survive. These powerful stories, framed and given insight by veteran, actor, celebrity speaker and now New York Times best-selling author, J.R. Martinez (“Dancing with the Stars,” “All My Children”), bring together seven burn survivors to recount the stories of the events that changed their lives and how they became stronger than before.