This film based on the Bible's book of Genesis is something akin to a dramatic reading with visuals. The text of Genesis is read by a narrator, who at times appears as an elderly desert nomad telling the story to a small boy and other members of their extended Bedouin family. These presentations make historical sense, of course, as the biblical tales were passed along as oral history for generations. During the story of the creation of the heaven and the earth, the visuals tend toward nature photography alternated with scenes of the venerable storyteller, but during later episodes, actors play some of the characters from the Bible. A story of Adam and Eve is dramatized in a film montage, as are the stories of Cain and Abel. More inventive cinematography, utilizing modern clips of warfare and destruction, are used to illustrate some Old Testament pronouncements about the evils practiced by mankind. Noah's instruction to build the ark is portrayed, and in an elaborate segment, the building of the ark and its use during the great flood is shown. This film may not provide any new insights into the stories of Genesis, but the dramatizations coupled with the readings from the text are often beautifully filmed, and those interested in experiencing the visual atmosphere of the biblical stories will enjoy the presentation.
The story begins with the creation of Man and Woman the sin committed by Adam and Eve and the temptation by the snake which led to their banishment from Paradise. The story continues with the first crime committed by mankind Cain's murder of his brother the condemnation of God mankind's corruption and evil and God's regret for having created earth. The choice of Noah a just and upright man to build the Ark the flood and its clearing they way for a new mankind the pact of the eternal Covenant between God and all living beings are told through the clear and simple words of an old nomad shepherd.System Requirements: Runnig Time 93 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: NR UPC: 031398745921 Manufacturer No: VM7459D