Leaders are not chosen, they are called. Inspired by a true story.
Arrested in the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly (Cedric Sanders) must serve probation at an all-white seminary. Although encouraged to break racial boundaries by its president Alan Beckett (William Devane), the school wants black followers not leaders. Even former missionary, Kate Allison (Lauren Holly), initially rejects Richard. A prison sentence looming, Richard meets Samuel Benton (Louis Gossett, Jr.) — “the gardener in the basement.” As Samuel guides Richard through his many trials, Richard must choose between his dreams and his destiny.
The Least Among You is an inspiring DVD that gives the viewer a glimpse into United States history and the difficult issues surrounding racial prejudice, even amongst those who call themselves Christian. This film is as well made as any movie found in theatres today. In addition to being technically well put together, this film is also clean enough for the whole family to watch. If a parent is desiring to educate a child about the dangers of racial prejudice this film should be considered as a good candidate, though it is great for general watching too!
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