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Uniform Title Roots (Television program : 2016)
Title Roots [videorecording] / History presents ; an A+E Studios production ; in association with Marc Toberoff Productions and the Wolper Organization ; producers, Ann Kindberg (nights 1-4), Cheryl Eatock (night 1) ; 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. [Santa Monica, California] : A&E Television Networks, LLC, [2016]
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD Television Series    ROO (2016)    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS Hastings Branch DVD    ROO (2016)    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch DVD    ROO (2016)    Available
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hrs., 29 mins.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. stamping rda
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Televison mini-series lcgft
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Chad Coleman, Emayatzy 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.
Credits Costume designers, Ruth E. Carter (nights 1-4), Diana Cilliers (night 1) ; music by Alex Heffes (nights 1-4), Philip Miller (night 1) ; edited by Martin Nicholson, Greg Babor (night 1), James D. Wilcox (night 2), Neil Mandelberg (night 3), David Beatty (night 4) ; production designers, Ida Random (nights 1-4), Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson (night 1) ; directors of photography, Sharone Meir (night 1), Peter Menzies, Jr. (nights 2-4).
Note Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel.
Event Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016.
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.
Audience Rating: TV14.
Note Special feature: Roots: A history revealed.
Contents Disc 1. Night 1 ; Night 2 -- Disc 2. Night 3 ; Night 4 -- Disc 3. Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed.
Subject 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 -- Television adaptations.
Genre/Form Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Television adaptations.
Fiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Kindberg, Ann, television producer.
Eatock, Cheryl, television producer.
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, Emayatzy, 1980- actor.
Fishburne, Laurence, 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, Jr., actor.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Carter, Ruth E., costume designer.
Cilliers, Diana, costume designer.
Heffes, Alex, composer (expression)
Miller, Philip, 1964- composer (expression)
Nicholson, Martin (Film editor), editor of moving image work.
Babor, Greg, editor of moving image work.
Wilcox, James D., editor of moving image work.
Mandelberg, Neil, editor of moving image work.
Beatty, David, editor of moving image work.
Random, Ida, production designer.
Hely-Hutchinson, Jonathan, production designer.
Meir, Sharone, director of photography.
Menzies, Peter, Jr, director of photography.
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), distributor.
Standard No. 031398247586
Music No. 49983 A&E Television Networks, LLC.

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