For friends Hakeem and A-Mac, fitting in has been a consistent problem. The teenagers have been harshly judged by their peers, and their community hasn’t been welcoming either. However, they find lucrative purpose with a side job – casing expensive vehicles at a local hand car wash they work at. When Hakeem’s timidness becomes more of a social problem and stress from his mother (Oluniké Adeliyi) becomes more noticeable around the house, the boys decide to take control and attempt…
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Black-and-white is used and abused for style. We often forget how effective it is under limited resources.
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Let There Be Light, a directorial feature debut from Hercules’ Kevin Sorbo, is the latest entry in the faith-based sub-genre. This Christian family film has been a passion project of Sorbo’s, with an added bonus of being able to work closely with his wife, Sam (who co-wrote the script with The Hurricane’s Dan Gordon). While mirroring certain details of God’s Not Dead (another devout drama Kevin Sorbo starred in as a similar atheist), Let There Be Light gives audiences…