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Roots / History presents ; an A+E Studios production ; in association with Marc Toberoff Productions and the Wolper Organization ; produced by Alissa M. Kantrow ; teleplay by Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal (nights 1 and 4), Alison McDonald (night 2), Charles Murray (night 3) ; directed by Phillip Noyce (night 1), Mario Van Peebles (night 2), Thomas Carter (night 3), Bruce Beresford (night 4)

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Publication Info.
New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, [2016]
Publication Info.
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate

Details

Description
3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hr., 29 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
video file DVD video rda
Television mini-series. lcgft
System Details
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, 5.1 Dolby digital audio.
Language
English dialogue with optional English SDH or Spanish subtitles.
Cast
Chad Coleman, Emayatzi Corinealdi, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, Tip 'TI' Harris, Malachi Kirby, Derek Luke, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Regé-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Anika Noni Rose, Erica Tazel, Sedale Threatt, Jr., Forest Whitaker.
Note
Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel.
Event
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016.
Audience
Rating: TV14.
Not rated.
Summary
The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War. Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel which has resonated with millions of Americans, it reveals powerful, universal truths about the resilience of the human spirit.
Contents
Disc 1. Night 1 ; Night 2 -- Disc 2. Night 3 ; Night 4 -- Disc 3. Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed.
Note
Special feature: Roots: A history revealed.
Subject
Haley, Alex -- Television adaptations.
Kinte family -- Drama.
Haley family -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
African Americans -- United States -- Drama.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Drama.
African American families -- United States -- Drama.
Haley, Alex.
Abolitionists.
African American families.
African Americans.
Slavery.
United States.
Genre/Form
Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama.
Fiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author
Kantrow, Alissa M. (Alissa Miller), 1969-
Konner, Lawrence,
Rosenthal, Mark D.,
McDonald, Alison (Screenwriter),
Murray, Charles (Screenwriter),
Noyce, Phillip,
Van Peebles, Mario,
Carter, Thomas, 1953-
Beresford, Bruce,
Coleman, Chad,
Corinealdi, Emayatzi,
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961-
Goode, Matthew, 1978-
T. I., 1980-
Kirby, Malachi,
Luke, Derek, 1974-
Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan, 1977-
Page, Regé-Jean,
Paquin, Anna,
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975-
Purefoy, James, 1964-
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972-
Tazel, Erica,
Threatt, Sedale,
Whitaker, Forest,
Television adaptation of (work) Haley, Alex. Roots.
History (Television network),
A+E Studios,
Marc Toberoff Productions,
Wolper Organization,
Arts and Entertainment Network,
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm),
Standard No.
031398247586
Music No.
49983 A&E Television Networks, LLC.