The Covenant

DVD Release: July 2, 2013
The Covenant
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

Filmed in Jerusalem, this breathtaking musical retraces the remarkable journey of the People of Israel through Biblical promises, from the call of Abraham to modern-day Israel.

Experience the pain of Egyptian slavery through the eyes of Moses’ mother as she sets her baby in to the Nile, the loyalty of Ruth as she pledges herself to Naomi and her God, and the turmoil of the Jews in Babylonian exile. Face the challenge with Esther as she risks her life to plead for her people, and see the suffering of the Jews in Jerusalem under Roman occupation. In the dark centuries following, The Covenant brings you Shabbat tables of the persecuted Jewish families in Diaspora, ending in the Warsaw ghetto, and culminating in the holocaust and the promised rebirth of the Jewish State in 1948.

Dove Review

This DVD wonderfully showcases some awesome singing talent as it energetically tells the story of God’s covenant with Abraham and how it remains true and faithful to this day.

This live-action play opens with the story of Abraham and God’s command that he get out of his country to a land that God would show him, and how God promised him he would be a father of nations and the nation would be blessed. We next see the story of Moses and the Hebrews being freed from Egyptian bondage, then it’s on to the story of Ruth and Naomi and how Ruth met Boaz and he provided for her and also for Naomi. This leads to the story of David, Israel’s greatest king, and the Babylonian captivity and the three Hebrews being delivered from the burning fiery furnace. Next the focus is on Daniel and then on to the story of Esther and how she went before the king and saved her people from the wicked Haman. Then the story of the Romans and Jesus, and his great forgiveness, is illustrated. From there it shows the time period of 70 A.D. and the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. Yet despite more and more persecution, including in 1492 and the Holocaust, Israel did become a nation in 1948 and survives to this day.

Although some slaves are beaten in the play, it is not graphic and is the only real violence in the film. This story features terrific songs and awesome talent. We are more than happy to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film for all ages, although those eight and up will most enjoy it. This movie lovingly presents God’s covenant with man. It is worth every minute of viewing time.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: The Hebrews are whipped by Egyptians in a non graphic and non bloody scene.
Drugs: Wine is seen on a table.
Nudity: Shirtless men.
Other: The persecution of Israel is mentioned and a man in holocaust stripes prison garb is seen.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: Elizabeth and Robert Muren
Director: Elizabeth and Robert Muren
Producer: Elizabeth and Robert Muren
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated