Blinded By The Light is a coming of age film which crosses all ethnic barriers. The story is a common one, an adolescent trying to find their way in the world. It’s 1987 England, and 17 year old Pakistani immigrant Javed wants to become a writer. His teacher recognizing his talents encourages him to follow his dream. However, he begins to feel the wrath of his father when he expresses an interest in attending college. His father had lost his job and wants Javed to work to support the family. As Javed is wrestling with what to do, his friend Malik turns him on to the music of Bruce Springsteen. He soon has the lyrics to Springsteen’s tunes memorized. The words become his mantra and strength — giving him the courage to pursue his dreams. His father is not happy with this decision and asks him to leave. Javed is not discouraged, he has landed an internship at a local paper, and before long has a headlining article on the front page. Thankfully, his Mother intervenes and everything works out due to Javed’s inner faith and the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.