The Red Tent

The Red Tent

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at in the Book of Genesis during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told through the eloquent voice of Dinah, this miniseries shows the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's narrative starts with the narrative of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her by a hardworking youth, a calling to midwifery, and also a residence in a foreign property. We are told by dinah of the entire planet of the tent, the place. Her initiations to her tribe's sexual and religious methods. Of all Jacob's courtship with his four sisters. Miracle and of the mystery of caravans, farmers, shepherds, as well as slaves. Of love and death at the town of Shechem. Of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her union to Shechem and it has bloody consequences.
Duration: 90 min
Production: Lifetime