Once We Were Slaves, captures the uncommon grace and redemption of the crucifixion from a perspective that’s never before been captured on film. 2,000 years ago, two Jewish prisoners await their fate in a Jerusalem jail cell. One, a lifelong criminal and a rebel against the Roman occupation, is resigned to his death. The other, a lifelong rabbinical student and peacemaker, refuses to accept his fate. As the afternoon progresses their history is revealed, a history that leads them to a shocking encounter with a mysterious man who changes their lives forever.