‘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 1970s rural China, a young Ming faces persecution and despair at every turn; but with 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.

By Karen Shih, May 24, 2024, Maryland Today.

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As a teenager in China during the Cultural Revolution, Ming Wang Ph.D. ’86 faced a bleak future. The government had shut down all colleges and universities. Twenty million youths like him were being sent to rural labor camps. To try to save him from that fate, his parents pushed him to learn Chinese dance and musical instruments, hoping he could instead join a government dance troupe.

The producer for the biopic about the ubiquitous Nashville eye surgeon had hoped for $10 million in ticket sales over Memorial Day weekend

By Brad Schmit, May 29, 2024, Tennessean

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A Hollywood adaptation of Nashville eye surgeon Ming Wang's story grossed $3.5 million in its opening weekend, according to several movie industry trade organizations.

The movie "Sight" — released by independent inspirational-movie house Angel Studios — fell short of producer David Fischer's hopes for $10 million in ticket sales for its first three days out.

Mark your calendars for May 24th to experience SIGHT, an inspiring faith-based film based on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang. Wang escaped Communist China against all odds, becoming a world-renowned eye surgeon and using his skills to help blind orphans. Don't miss this powerful tale of resilience, faith, and compassion. SIGHT is a must-see!

Story by Jenny Goldsberry, May 26, 2024, Washington Examiner

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Angel Studios’s latest film release, SIGHT, received high reviews while garnering over $1 million in its debut weekend.

SIGHT centers on the life and career of eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang, who grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. Wang attended Harvard and MIT and went on to treat cataract cases via LASIK surgery. He has since established the Wang Vision Institute and the charity Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration.

By Mark Hughes, Forbes.com

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In a weekend dominated by summer franchise tentpole releases Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and The Garfield Movie, director Andrew Hyatt’s true story Sight — based on Dr. Ming Wang’s autobiography From Darkness to Sight, adapted for the screen by cowriters Hyatt, John Duigan, and Buzz McLaughlin — plays as counter-programming for adult viewers look for something down to earth at the box office.

By Jevon Phillips, Multiplatform Editor, May 25, 2024, Los Angeles Times

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Dr. Wang (Terry Chen) and Dr. Bartnovsky (Greg Kinnear) in “Sight.” (Courtesy of Angel Studios)

When Dr. Ming Wang came to the United States in 1982 at 21 years old, he had nothing but $50 and a Chinese-to-English translation book. He had just survived the violent cultural revolution in China — including the loss of a dear friend — during which the government had shut down most of the universities in the country.

By Rick Bentley, May 23, 2024, KGET.com

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There is no escaping the irony that in “Sight,” one of America’s most talented eye doctors, Ming Wang (Terry Chen), must get past his own emotional blindness to really be able to see the world. It is a journey that starts in his homeland of Communist China and ends with an operation on a small girl from India. The eye-opening trek is made all that more powerful by the fact the film is based on a true story.