Purim: The Lot
In the 4th century, Haman, the king’s chief adviser, plots to kill all the Jews in Persia. Queen Esther thwarts his treacherous plan. Victory over Haman is now widely celebrated by all Jews during the holiday of Purim.
“Purim: The Lot” is an animated film that focuses mainly on the story of Esther, but also features Jewish history of other time periods and includes the story of Samson, the Philistine conqueror. The film also presents footage of the Jews at the wailing wall and mentions their celebration of Purim and their remembrance of Esther’s great deeds.
The story of Queen Esther, Mordecai and King Xerxes is timeless. Haman’s plot against the Jews and Esther’s plea to the king to spare them are brought to life in this story. However, the film does include several scenes of violence, with sword stabbings and a lot of blood. So, we are awarding it our “Faith-Based” Seal, meaning it has a faith-based message but contains objectionable content — in this case, the violence and some of the “other” content listed below. This movie is colorful and features authentic clothing and scenes and will bring the story of Esther to life!