Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the book of Genesis. Told through Dinah's eloquent voice, this sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story 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 through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her ...Written by
The biblical reference to the story of Dinah can be found in Genesis 34. See more »
the first observation - the film is magnificent pledge for define/rediscover the Bible as the most important book. not only as religious work but as the tool for discover the world. the film is adaptation of a seductive interpretation of the episode of the rape of Dinah.and this does it the good and the bad aspects. impressive cinematography, beautiful performances, the noble message with feminist flavor. against, maybe, the ordinaries sins of religious films. or the not high accuracy to the book. but it is an impressive film. and this is more than an ordinary virtue.
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