This is a very powerful and inspirational short film that I had the pleasure to come across today.
It is a sad story of a man overcoming the suicide of his sister, who he loved very much. It takes his feelings and shows the symbolic struggle of a person versus pain in a literal fight.
Truth be told, it's disarming to see such a concept be shown in a fantastical fashion, but listen to his words.
I, myself, have come up with my own philosophy of dealing with life and it's problems, but the man in this video has such stronger concepts than I ever could imagine. One notable thing is his quote, "If looked at right, even Hell can be pretty." It's something I've both known, yet, didn't think about just because, you can't admit that Hell can be pretty. I also love his analogy of forging a sword. Using the trauma and hits that life can serve to you, but using it to come out stronger and beautiful.
I haven't had the experience of losing someone to suicide, so I can't relate directly to the man in this video, but his words are universal for anyone who's ever been in pain.
The YouTube channel who hosts this video issued this statement:
The Forge is an incredibly rich and powerful film. The entire SoulPancake family was moved by Eric Lim's story and his love for his sister. Death is such a universal experience, but when a life ends too soon, it can be hard to express that grief. This film expresses those feelings beautifully, and we're grateful that Eric and Stephen Reedy have chosen to partner with our channel to share this with the world.
E.J. is just a simple man who loves movies. Don't judge.