Animated Hero: William Bradford
: Having separated from the King’s Church in England, William Bradford and other pilgrims set out on the Mayflower in search of freedom to worship God in peace. When they land at Plymouth to establish a colony, they are faced with harsh winter conditions, scarce food and disease. As a peacemaker, William Bradford befriends the Native Americans who teach the struggling Pilgrims how to survive. By the end of the first year, Bradford becomes Governor of the new land. After the first critical harvest, he set aside time for the Pilgrims and their new Native American friends to feast together and to express thanks to God. Thus, William Bradford became the “Father of Thanksgiving Day.”
This film tells the story of what led to the first Thanksgiving celebration as pilgrims sailed to America, and made friends with the Indians. The Indians taught them to hunt, build and live in the wilderness. They all worked together and had a feast called “Thanksgiving”.
This film shows the kindness and friendships people have toward one another even though everyone is different regarding race or customs. This is great for the whole family to enjoy.