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Light Found in the Dark

“Light Found in the Dark” is a documentary film about the life of Miami’s renowned Liberty City’s native son, Dr. Steve Gallon III, who rose from the streets of Liberty City to become a teacher, principal, Superintendent, and now the Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’4th largest school district, and who garnered a national platform as a voice for urban education.

It also examines and explores his personal and professional journey which was marred by just as many setbacks as successes. The film uses Steve’s real-life in framing the narrative and struggle of young Black males decades ago and even today, and their continued struggle, no matter their place in today’s society, to avoid pitfalls that too often lead to prison, poverty, or early death.

Part I

Part I examines Steve’s childhood and years as a youth growing up in Miami’s Liberty City. It shows the impact of his home, school, and community environment and the inevitability of prison, poverty, or an early death facing young Black males during the 1980s.

Part II

Part II introduces Steve’s transition into his career as an educator, his unprecedented professional climb to become the youngest principal at the age of 26, and the people who directly influenced the process and made an impact on his life.