Trial by Fire: Lives Re-forged celebrates the courage and strength of burn survivors as they reclaim their lives after the devastation of fire. The film follows the journeys of ordinary people who rise above their injuries to find unexpected insights and a transformed worldview. Those people include a firefighter; a teenage athlete; an oil refinery worker; a 12-year-old sprint car driver; a model; and a family united through tragedy. Their powerful stories are framed and given context by Iraq War veteran and charismatic motivational speaker J.R. Martinez.

On CPTV: Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m.


“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

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Our Sharing Connecticut series lets you visit the unique people and places that drive the pulse and spirit of our state. Browse the full Sharing Connecticut series »

Latest Episode: Women's Work: Ellen Murray