Some of the greatest, most powerful storytelling has come from films. From Rocky to Wonder, these movies have demonstrated the triumph of the human spirit, and inspired us to be better and do more. Among the newest of these movies is the film Sight.
On June 11, Dr. Ming Wang hosted an early screening of the major motion picture adaptation of his autobiography, From Darkness to Sight, at the Living Water Church in Naperville. Sight, directed by Andrew Hyatt, tells the story of a determined Chinese immigrant, who has to face countless trials to become a world-renowned eye surgeon. Whether it be the struggles of poverty, or prejudice against immigrants, Ming Wang rose to the challenge to become an MIT and Harvard graduate, holding a PHD in laser physics and earning an MD respectively.
The early screening was attended by well over a hundred Napervillians.
When asked about his thoughts on Naperville as a whole, Dr. Wang responded, “I’ve been very impressed by two things: One is how welcoming folks are and how helpful they’ve been throughout the events. And second, I’ve been very impressed by how they really took on this story as part of their own story.”
Dr. Wang also provided advice for anyone interested in either pursuing a career in the medical industry or telling their own story. His primary piece of advice was to “differentiate or die.” He advised anyone looking to pursue a dream to ask themselves, “What are you doing? Is it the same as what someone else is doing? Or if it’s different, what are the differences?” By differentiating, according to Dr. Wang, anyone can do well at whatever they choose to do.
Sight will be released in movie theaters on October 27, 2023, for the general public to watch and enjoy. Hopefully, readers of the paper will take the time to experience this moving film for themselves come the time of the theatrical release.