The Least Among You
This movie is inspired by a true story about a black college graduate forced to serve probation after the 1965 Watts riots at an all-white seminary that wants black followers not leaders. Encouraged by the seminary president, Alan Beckett, to break the color line while Prof. Kate Allison, the former missionary, remains skeptical and aloof, Richard Kelly nears the breaking point when he meets Samuel, an elderly ex-alcoholic janitor who lives in the basement of his dormitory. As Samuel guides Richard through the trials of racism and how life haunts him, he undergoes a transformation that forces him to choose between his dreams and his destiny.
This is a film about another time when there was upheaval in the United States based truly on racial differences. It is a story of one young man’s journey in this life that turned in a different direction than he had planned. Richard Kelly was headed for the direction of corporate America, but by being at the wrong place at the wrong time he is sent into a future role he never expected.
Set in 1965, this dramatic movie shows the major discrimination a young man has to endure during his life at the seminary and in the outside world which makes an impact on his life. This is a compelling story however, there are some intense scenes that may be upsetting to some viewers.
There are some language concerns, but on the whole we award this film our Dove-Approved Seal for Ages 12+.