Bethlehem Year Zero

DVD Release: June 20, 2000
Bethlehem Year Zero


“This just in….reliable sources report a very bright object has been observed in the eastern sky. We go live now to our correspondent in Bethlehem….” Witness the events of 2000 years ago as if they are today’s breaking news! The program is set amidst the social and political context of the time and based on the best available research. Real life political analysts and correspondents detail the significance of the amazing events surrounding the birth of the long-awaited Messiah.

Dove Review

These 6 sessions report the news of Jesus’ birth as if it is today’s breaking news! Very fast paced. Martin Lewis is the news anchor for all the stories. He interviews many world leaders and covers important stories, from the astrology of following the star, to Herod being ill, to the Mayor of Bethlehem discussing the census. Each segment is based on political and social conditions. The 3 wisemen come in a black car. The census means all the hotels are booked. Very engaging. This film will have you on the edge of your seat.

Finally, the miracle baby is born. Authorities don’t like the talk of a new King. The Bible is clearly referenced in the chain of events. King Herod is very ill and they are reporting his rash actions. Stories from Bethlehem, Palestine, and Egypt tie all the events together. Beautiful scenery. Each segment plays on the chain of events. This film is approved for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Writer: David Jessel
Director: Patrick Harpur
Producer: Ray Bruce
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 81 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Martyn Lewis
Reviewer: Caryn Toering