“The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd Available on DVD,” Liahona, Apr. 2007
After its five-year exclusive run in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at the request of the First Presidency, the film The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd is being made available on DVD through Church distribution centers to a much wider audience.
The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd is an epic story depicting Christ’s ministry to the people in ancient Israel and His subsequent appearance in ancient America, as related in two testaments: the Bible and the Book of Mormon. It follows the story of Helam and his family, fictional characters, as they witness the signs and coming of the Savior to the Americas.
When the film was first introduced, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Seventy explained, “The purpose of the film is to establish that Jesus is the Son of God, ‘the light and life of the world,’ and to show the miraculous effect the Savior has on the lives of those who believe in Him.”
The film took more than two years to make and required extensive research into the ancient cultures of the Americas. It was filmed in Utah, California, and Hawaii on 57 sets, the largest of which was about the size of a football stadium. The 48 principal cast members, 52 featured players, and more than 1,000 extras brought the story to life. The Orchestra at Temple Square and the Tabernacle Choir provided the music.
The 65-minute film (item no. 01607) is being made available on a multi-language DVD in Church distribution centers worldwide in 18 languages (American Sign, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian).