Color of the Cross
Color of the Cross is a 2006 religious film written by, directed by, and starring Jean-Claude La Marre.
In what would later become the last 48 hours of his life, Jesus of Nazareth (Jean-Claude La Marre), a Black man, leads a group of 12 disciples to the biblical city of Arimathea to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. The city of Arimathea is governed by the elite Jewish Sanhedrin under the administrative jurisdiction of the Roman Empire who persecute and discriminate against the Jewish population. Growing weary of the popular influence displayed by Jesus, a Jew claiming to be a messiah, the Sanhedrin wish to call an emergency meeting to discuss his growing power and clout. From the Sanhedrin, some of the members find it hard to believe a black man although Jewish, could in fact be the messiah. The members attempt to formulate a plan to capture and interrogate Jesus over his alleged blasphemy. Meanwhile, Jesus with the help of his disciple John (Akiva David), discovers a safe dwelling in Arimathea to consume the Passover meal away from the watchful patrol of Roman soldiers who are also attempting to subdue him over his reputation. Accordingly, Mary (Debbi Morgan), the mother of Jesus, comes to believe her son is being individually singled out on motivations based on race. In addition to persecuting Jews in general, the Romans also view Jews who are black in skin color as a more troublesome ramification than just ordinary white Jews.
|author||Jean-Claude La Marre|
|director||Jean-Claude La Marre|
|keywords||akiva david arimathea blind man claim condemn crucify dead person dwell elite garden of gethsemane gethsemane heal hear hiding place jesus of nazareth johann john jean meet passover roman empire sanhedrin secret location|
|producer||Cecil L. Murray Jessie Levostre Ken Halsband|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|