The sun beats downon a vast desert. A range of mountains is visible on the horizon. In the distance a car moves slowly over the sand dunes, left to right, followed closely by a camel.
Narrator’s Voice:(Solemnly; offscreen) And there was a famine in the Holy Land. And Abram took his wife Sara and went down into Egypt to sojourn there.
Driving the car, a battered Yugo, is Abram, a twenty-nine-year-old schlemiel dressed in the traditional desert garb of the Middle East. On the seat next to him rests a leather saddlebag. Seated atop the two-humped camel, sidesaddle, is Sara, a voluptuous young woman of nineteen, also dressed in a traditional desert robe. The camel is burdened with her extensive trousseau—suitcases, hat boxes, etc.