''Genesis: The Creation and the Flood''
|Genesis: The Creation and the Flood|
Book of Genesis|
|Directed by||Ermanno Olmi|
B. Haddan Mohammed
|Country of origin||Italy|
|Running time||1hr 41min|
Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (also called Genesi: La creazione e il diluvio in Italy or The Bible: Genesis in Australia) is a 1994 television film shot in Morocco, directed by an Italian film director, renowned Ermanno Olmi. It is based on the Book of Genesis, first book of the Hebrew Bible, where creation of the world and Great Flood are described.
Modern clips of warfare and destruction are used to illustrate some Old Testament pronouncements about the evils practiced by mankind. The script fairly accurately follows the first nine chapters of Genesis, with a few added portions, like excerpts from the Song of Songs, Leviticus 26, and Psalm 50.
The story continues with the first crime committed by mankind: Adamʻs son Cain murdered his brother Abel.
All these events are told through the clear and simple words of an old nomad shepherd.