Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The Least Among You

The Least Among You is based on the true story of Richard Kelly, a black man who becomes the victim of racial injustice and religious hypocrisy.

After graduating from college, Kelly (Cedric Sanders) makes a successful career in the corporate world where he is accused of participating in the 1965 Watts riots and arrested. A plea bargain is made for Kelly’s release—one that will change his life drastically, and change the lives of other blacks thereafter. He agrees to study in an all-white seminary for two semesters.

As the first and only black student encouraged by the president to rise above the racial barrier, Kelly becomes the center of distasteful provocation. Surrounded by hypocrisy, corruption, indifference and disillusionment, his leadership qualities—and his faith—are tested almost to breaking point.

During his darkest moment, Kelly meets someone whose light shines in spite of hardships—the janitor, a God-fearing black man who becomes a father-figure and inspiration to Kelly.

Meanwhile, Kelly’s own relationship with God helps rekindle faith in the heart of a disillusioned ex-missionary. God is at work on every side.

The Least Among You can be summed up in these words: Inspiring. Highly recommended. Well worth seeing.

I reviewed this DVD for Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Janey L. DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © October 2010

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