Interview by Zongqing Chen, Edited by Yan Cheng and Liangshu Liu
Dr. Mingxu Wang
An expert in refractive surgery and corneal disease treatment. The prototype of the protagonist in the film "Sight." In recent years, he has been dedicated to helping people find common ground and methods for problem-solving, striving for success and happiness.
Thursday, August 17, 2023
6:30 p.m. Film Screening
8:30 p.m. Discussion
The film Sight — starring Terry Chen (Almost Famous, Falling) and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Greg Kinnear — is based on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a poor Chinese immigrant who defied all odds by becoming a world-renowned eye surgeon in the United States. Sight will open nationally in theaters on October 27, 2023.
By Robert Stringfellow, July 30, 2023, Nashville Christian Family
9/7 Thurs 5:30pm, Freedom Ball will take place at Boone Ctr at Trevecca University, hosted by Drs. Ming Wang and Rice Broocks, featuring the film “Sight” (based on Dr. Wang’s autobiography “From Darkness to Sight”, co-starring Greg Kinnear). The film has recently won the biggest prize as the Best Picture at the 2023 50th ICVM International Christian Film Award!
Please download the attachment for the full version of Dr. Wang's story as a testimonial of American Dream.
By Robert Stringfellow, June 2, 2023, Nashville Christian Family
On 5/23/23, the film “Sight” (based on the autobiography “From Darkness to Sight” of Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), co-starring Greg Kinnear) won the two biggest prizes at the 50th ICVM International Christian Film Award, the best picture and the best feature film!
On 10/27 Friday, Universal Studios will release the film in theaters across the United States.
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.
About Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD
Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), is a world-renowned laser eye surgeon, philanthropist, and a co-founder with Dr. Rice Broocks of the non-profit Common Ground Network.
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.
The 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 throughout the world in nearly every nation, and millions 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.
Anthony D'Alessandro, Apr 13, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: Briarcliff Entertainment has taken domestic distribution rights to Sight starring Terry Chen (Almost Famous, Falling) and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good as It Gets). A wide theatrical release has been set for Oct. 27.
The pic, written and directed by Andrew Hyatt, is based on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a poor Chinese immigrant who defied all odds to become a world-renowned eye surgeon, restoring vision to tens of thousands. Pic traces Dr. Wang’s journey from a young boy growing up in 1970s China, to becoming one of the leading eye surgeons in America. He attended Harvard and MIT and developed an innovative technology that restored sight in millions.