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Roots [2016] / 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).

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, Reg©♭-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.). Haley, Alex. Television adaptation of (work) Roots. (Added Author). 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.). Chad Coleman, Emayatzi Corinealdi, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, Tip 'TI' Harris, Malachi Kirby, Derek Luke, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Reg©♭-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Anika Noni Rose, Erica Tazel, Sedale Threatt, Jr., Forest Whitaker. (Cast).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 389 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen format.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel.
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Special feature: Roots: A history revealed.
Title from disc label.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Night 1 ; Night 2 -- Night 3 ; Night 4 -- Disc 3. Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed.
Participant or Performer Note:
Chad Coleman, Emayatzi Corinealdi, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, Tip 'TI' Harris, Malachi Kirby, Derek Luke, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Reg©♭-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Anika Noni Rose, Erica Tazel, Sedale Threatt, Jr., Forest Whitaker.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated. TV-14.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, 5.1 Dolby digital.
Language Note:
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Haley, Alex > Television adaptations.
Kinte family > Drama.
Haley family > Drama.
Video recordings.
DVD-Video discs.
Slavery > United States > Drama.
African Americans > Drama.
Abolitionists > United States > Drama.
African American families > Drama.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.

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