Forgiveness: The Story of Easter

The Easter story is told in a bold, 3D animation - with a focus on Jesus' forgiveness for his persecutors.

The video

Mrs Williams, a primary school teacher, tells her class they will be finding out about forgiveness - and a very particular act of forgiveness. She sends Boz - a time-travelling droid - back to Jerusalem two thousand years ago...

Boz witnesses Jesus' entry to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Later he watches as Judas is given money to betray Jesus and later still he is present at the Last Supper. Boz goes to the Garden of Gethsemane, where he sees Jesus arrested...and finally put to death.

But ultimately it is a happy story - because Boz is also there on the third day, when Jesus comes back to life.

Mrs Williams explains to the class that it is a story that illustrates how powerful forgiveness can be.

Duration: 4' 43"

Last words: 'That's right, Boz.' / 'Sorry. Forgive me?'

Video questions

  • What does Mrs Williams say is the meaning of 'forgiveness'? (When you choose to stop having bad feelings about something bad that someone else has done to you)
  • Boz travels back 2000 years to Jerusalem during the time of which empire? (The Roman Empire)
  • What money is Judas Iscariot given to betray Jesus? ('Thirty pieces of silver')
  • What does Jesus tell the disciples at the Last Supper? (That he is going away to be with his Father in heaven)
  • What is the name of the place where Jesus is arrested? (The Garden of Gethsemane)
  • What is the name of the hill on which Jesus is crucified? (Calvary)
  • What words does Jesus say on the cross? ('Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.')