The Red Tent

The Red Tent

Her name is Dinah. From the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told through Dinah voice, this sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's narrative starts 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 childhood, a calling to midwifery, and also a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the tent, the place. Her initiations into the practices of her tribe. Of all Jacob's courtship with his four wives. Of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, as well as even slaves. Death and of love within the town of Shechem. Of her halfbrother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her marriage to Shechem and it consequences.
Duration: 90 min
Production: Lifetime