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A Letter From the Ashes

NY Premiere
9/12 (Tue) 7PM EDT
Location: DCTV 3rd Fl Studio, 87 Lafayette St NYC 10013

Streaming available in the U.S. from 9/13 12:00 AM EDT - 9/21 11:59 PM EDT. 

A Letter From the Ashes is part of Shorts: The Bright Sides program.

Directed by Raghed Charabaty
Canada, Lebanon | 2022 | Documentary, Experimental | 11 min

A rough and raw letter on what it means to lose the love of close ones at the expense of finding freedom. This short film is an essay on love, anger and fraud.

TW: The film references conversion therapy experiences.

Director's Statement

One day, we all grow out of who we were as a child and into who we have become as an adult. Sometimes, unfortunately, this journey comes at the expense of relinquishing the very past that has held us back. When you spend your life with the philosophy that you are sick for being 'too this or that', you either succumb, or you rebel. A Letter From the Ashes is narrated from the POV of someone who has hit rock bottom and lost it all. But now, they have nothing left to lose... and so, a journey of self-forgiveness and discovery begins, risen from the ashes.

Opening Night | Shorts: The Bright Sides Screening + Q&A

Date/Time: 9/12 (Tue) 7PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Location: DCTV 3rd Fl Studio, 87 Lafayette St NYC 10013

Join us as we kick off the PrideFull Fest 2023 with the Shorts: The Bright Sides screening. Followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers and a post-event hangout. Read more.


Opening Night Tickets
     Regular: $16.00 | Suggested: $25.00

Virtual Tickets
     Regular: $9.00 | Suggested: $18.00

Festival Pass
     PrideFull Pass (In-person & Virtual): $49.00
     Virtual Pass (Virtual only): $29.00

Buying the suggested-price level ticket helps us cover the costs and sustain PrideFull, a film festival by and for Queer and Trans People Of Color. Thank you!

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