A true story based on a blind girl's determination to succeed in a "seeing" world. The author Lucy Ching had the privilege of meeting Helen Keller and it was Keller who inspired her to write a novel about her life experience. [Tai Seng Catalog]
This is a dramatized autobiography of Lucy Ching Man-Fai, a blind memoirist and social worker who is known as the Chinese Helen Keller, of which her book is the same title as the movie.
The movie begins during post World War II, circa 1948-1949 or so. Man-Fai, played by Alice Lau Ar-Lai is a blind girl trying to live a normal life. She is encourged tremendously by her maid Sister Wo, played brillantly by Hui Fan (for which she received a Best Actress Award nomination). However, the matriarch/grandmother of the family, (Law Koon-Lan) wants her to sell her and make her a songstress/beggar. But due to Man-Fai's perserverance, help from her brother and sister, and much help from her maid and a guy she meets at the radio station (David Wu), she manages to overcome all the stigma placed by the society of a blind girl. [summart by Yellow Hammer]