Jacob, a Nephite youth, loses his faith, despite the efforts of his father Helam, and begins to associate with a secret combination group led by the evil Kohor. Portions of Christ's mortal ministry as recorded in the Bible are shown. Christ dies--with great destruction in the Americas--and is resurrected. A penitent Jacob takes his now blind father to where Christ appears to the Nephites, and Christ restores Helam's sight.
Essentially Kieth Merrill's sequel to Legacy, this is the second large-scale 70mm film he did for the theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building next to Temple Square (which was renamed the Legacy Theater with Testament's premiere). The scale of the production was immense, demonstrating not only the success of Legacy but the Church's on-going commitment to large-scale films. It was conceived as a result of Legacy and the 1997 Pioneer Sesquicentennial's emphasis on pioneers; Church leaders desired a production that focused on Jesus Christ rather than modern Church members.
HBLL Call No: DVDMM 324 Medium: 70mm color Cast Members: Rick Macy - Helam; Jeremy Elliott - Jacob; Tomas Kofod - Jesus Christ (voice by Will Swenson); Arianna Marsden - Mara; Joy Gardner - Laneah; Theo Coumbis - Kohor; Mowava Pryor; Joseph Paur - Lamonah; Al Harrington - Amaron Music Composed by: Merrill Jensen Film Editor: Jerry Stayner Cinematographer: T.C. Christensen Country: USA Language: English Distributor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints