From the makers of The Chosen Series, this special Christmas program was produced and released as a preview of the ongoing and widely watched web/television series about Jesus and his disciples.
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The Chosen: A Story of the First Christmas is a preview of the Chosen Series and tells the nativity story through the eyes of Simon, a shepherd whose life of suffering and rejection changes when he and his fellow shepherds receive a miraculous revelation. Produced and directed by Dallas Jenkins, maker of The Chosen series.
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Dallas Jenkins, producer and director of the winning 2010 faith-based feature What If… is the talent behind The Chosen: The Story of the First Christmas, part of a projected series on the life of Jesus. Buoyed by financial support from a successful crowdfunding campaign, The Chosen takes an interesting angle on the Gospels: Christ’s time on Earth is witnessed through the eyes of others. This initial episode focuses on a disabled shepherd who is an outcast among other, more prosperous sheep herders. The night that Jesus is born proves to be redemptive for the challenged hero, changing his perception of both himself and the world’s possibilities. Jenkins’s wise take on the Nativity scene also bucks tradition with a multiethnic cast. A fine rendition of the "first Christmas," this is recommended. Aud: P. (T. Keogh)