Robert Stringfellow, Dec. 1, 2022. Nashville Christian Family.
The music of the film “Sight” is about the common ground between the East and the West
The movie “Sight” is based on my autobiography “From Darkness to Sight” and co-stars Greg Kinnear. It will be released in 2023. Below is the IMDB site description of the movie:
SIGHT, starring Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Greg Kinnear and Terry Chen (Almost Famous, Falling), is based on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a poor Chinese immigrant, who defies all odds to become a world-renowned eye surgeon in the United States. Set in 1970’s rural China, a young Ming faces persecution and despair at every turn, but through the support of his dedicated family and his own unwavering determination, he finds his way to America, attends Harvard and MIT and helps develop an innovative technology that restores sight in millions. Taking on the seemingly impossible challenge of helping a blind orphan, the resilient Dr. Wang must reconcile with his own traumatic past and face the harsh reality that the strength of his own will can only go so far.
The messages of the film “Sight” are:
- The present is made possible by the past. We need to find peace with the past, so we can embrace the present;
- Don’t be limited by the present circumstance, imagine and believe tomorrow, persevere, and help make the world a better place.
“Sight Musical Suite” has been composed and performed by the Warner Brother’s film studio in Hollywood, CA. The suite consists of three movements:
1st movement: “The East” (with mostly Chinese traditional music instruments featuring erhu): An ancient culture, its tradition, introspectiveness and sensitivity, love, tragedy, and fight;
2nd movement: “The West” (with all Western music instruments): Freedom, opportunity, optimistic, powerful, creative, failing and pulling oneself back up!
3rd movement: “The East and the West” (with BOTH Eastern and Western music instruments): It shows that the melodies are in fact the most beautiful, when played by BOTH the East and the West music instruments! If we are all willing to learn from each other, to seek common ground, based on our shared humanity, then our lives will all be much better, and human race will have hope and a future!
About Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD: Dr. Ming Wang, a Harvard & MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude), is one of the few laser eye surgeons in the world today who hold a doctorate degree in laser physics. He is co-founder of the non-profit Common Ground Network. The film “Sight” is based on Dr. Wang’s autobiography “From Darkness to Sight”, co-starring Greg Kinnear. Dr. Wang’s life has also inspired the role of the Chinese student in the movie “God’s not Dead”.
As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of hard labor and poverty. He came to America with only $50 and earned two doctorate degrees, one in laser physics and one in medicine, and graduated with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT.
Amniotic membrane contact lens, which Dr. Wang has invented and holds two U.S. patents, has been used by tens of thousands of eye doctors in nearly every nation throughout the world, and millions of patients have had their eyesight restored.
Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifelong dedication to help blind orphaned children from around the world.