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Roots  Cover Image DVD DVD

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  • ISBN: 9786316568878 : DVD
  • ISBN: 6316568878 : DVD
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (383 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel.
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series.
Special feature: Roots: A history revealed.
Participant or Performer Note: Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys-meyers, James Breaux, Newton James Hippolyte Jr.
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 Haley₂s 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: TV14.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: African American families United States Drama
Abolitionists United States Drama
African Americans United States Drama
Slavery United States Drama
Haley, Alex Television adaptations
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television mini-series.

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