This biblical-era film tells the story of a fictional character who is at the appearance of Jesus Christ in ancient America circa 33 A.D. The LDS church's "Book of Mormon" is the source for the plot. The Testaments depicts events from the Book of Mormon that church members believe took place in the Americas during Christ's time. They parallel biblical events, including Christ's crucifixion which Mormons believe brought earthquakes, storms and days of darkness on the other side of the world from Jersusalem. Filming was done on the island of Kauai, crews recreated the center of the ancient Book of Mormon city of Zarahemla in an area 450 by 300 feet in a field outside of Kilauea town.
In Theatres (USA): March 24, 2000