The Nativity Story
with Keisha Castle-Hughes and Oscar Isaac
The Nativity Story goes beyond the familiar story of the birth of Jesus to help us understand the people and the times. Mary, a mere teenager, is promised in marriage to Joseph, a man she hardly knows. Yes, they did it that way 2000 years ago! That's also when Romans treated the Jews roughly and unwed, pregnant women (like Mary) could be stoned to death. The Nativity Story helps us get out of our 21st century mentality and into what Mary, Joseph, Herod, and even the three Magi could well have been feeling and thinking. The figures from a familiar Bible story come to life.