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‘Sight’: A True-Life Story of God’s Power Amidst Trials
Terry Chen, left, and Greg Kinnear in “Sight,” directed by Andrew Hyatt. Credit...Angel Studios

‘Sight’: A True-Life Story of God’s Power Amidst Trials 

Director Andrew Hyatt, known for The Blind and Paul, Apostle of Christ, returns with a new film, Sight. Produced by Angel Studios, this project aims to inspire audiences to trust God through life’s trials.

Sight tells the true story of Ming Wang, a young Chinese boy who dreams of becoming a doctor. However, he faces severe challenges during the Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s. Against all odds, Ming moves to America, becomes a top eye doctor, and finds faith in Christianity.

A Journey of Overcoming Trials

Sight (PG-13), which premiered on May 24, was released by Angel Studios, the same studio behind Sound of Freedom. The film challenges believers to ask, “How does God work through the trials of life?” Director Andrew Hyatt explained the theme of growth through adversity in an interview with Crosswalk Headlines.

“We may not all have Ming’s past and the trials he went through, but we all have something that we grow from,” Hyatt said. “You reach a point in life where you look back, and all those trials have made you who God wanted you to be today.”

In Sight, Ming’s companion tells him, “The present is made possible by the past.” Hyatt emphasized the biblical foundation of this theme, showing how God molds something beautiful out of our darkest moments.

“Whatever trauma, whatever darkness, whatever hard things you’ve gone through — God’s molded something beautiful out of that,” Hyatt shared. “I’m not saying that we ask for dark things or trauma in our life, but it happens. So, how do we grow from that and learn from that?”

Furthermore, the film portrays Ming’s harrowing journey, including beatings and witnessing the kidnapping of the young girl he hopes to marry. When he arrives in America as a young adult, he has only $50 to his name.

A Story Rooted in Personal and Cultural History

Hyatt felt captivated by Ming’s story not only for its faith elements but also for its Asian-centric plot. He explained, “My great-grandfather and great-grandmother emigrated from Baghdad to Shanghai with three daughters. My grandmother was born in Shanghai in 1931.” He added, “They came to America. Growing up, I always experienced a strong Chinese influence in my grandmother’s home and in my mother’s home.”

Moreover, Hyatt recognized Sight as an opportunity to share a culturally rich story, told through flashbacks, with an all-star cast. Notably, Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear portrays Ming’s associate, and Ben Wang, from the upcoming Karate Kid movie, plays young Ming Wang.

Inspiring Faith Through Film

Andrew Hyatt, like in his previous films The Blind and Paul, Apostle of Christ, aims to inspire audiences with Sight. He entered filmmaking to make a difference in the world and uses this medium as a powerful tool for storytelling.

“I love this medium because it allows me to share incredible stories,” Hyatt told Crosswalk Headlines. “If they’re prayerfully made, we truly believe that God can speak through them. I love that part of filmmaking. We have this opportunity for an audience around the world to come sit in a dark theater and be exposed to these stories that hopefully just move their hearts.”

Sight inspires viewers by showcasing how faith can guide us through life’s darkest moments. Ming Wang’s story testifies to resilience, faith, and the transformative power of God’s love.

Psalm 37:4-6 says, “Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.”

This verse perfectly captures the essence of the Smallbone family’s journey. They committed their way to the Lord, and He brought their dreams to pass. The collaboration between Amy Grant and For King + Country on “Lead Me On” beautifully testifies to their faith and dedication.

We hope that Sight blesses your heart and encourages you to trust in God’s plan, no matter the trials you face.

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