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Title Roots [(DVD) videorecording] / 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).

Publication Info. New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, [2016]
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate
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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 389 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.
Language English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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.
Event Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016.
Audience Rating: TV14.
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.
Subject Haley, Alex -- Television adaptations.
Kinte family -- Drama.
Haley family -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
African Americans -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
African American families -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Haley, Alex (OCoLC)fst00028509 -- Videodiscs.
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155 -- Videodiscs.
Genre Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Fiction television programs. (OCoLC)fst01710265
Historical television programs. (OCoLC)fst01726125
Television adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710478
Television mini-series. (OCoLC)fst01726179
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
DVD-video discs.
Added Author Kantrow, Alissa M. (Alissa Miller), 1969- television producer.
Konner, Lawrence, screenwriter.
Rosenthal, Mark D., screenwriter.
McDonald, Alison (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
Murray, Charles (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
Noyce, Phillip, television director.
Van Peebles, Mario, television director.
Carter, Thomas, 1953- television director.
Beresford, Bruce, television director.
Coleman, Chad, actor.
Corinealdi, Emayatzi, actor.
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- actor.
Goode, Matthew, 1978- actor.
T. I., 1980- actor.
Kirby, Malachi, actor.
Luke, Derek, 1974- actor.
Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan, 1977- actor.
Page, Regé-Jean, actor.
Paquin, Anna, actor.
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975- actor.
Purefoy, James, 1964- actor.
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972- actor.
Tazel, Erica, actor.
Threatt, Sedale, actor.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Television adaptation of (work) Haley, Alex. Roots.
History (Television network), presenter.
A+E Studios, production company.
Marc Toberoff Productions, production company.
Wolper Organization, production company.
Arts and Entertainment Network, publisher.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Standard No. 031398247586
Music No. 49983 A&E Television Networks, LLC.
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