The Resource 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)

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)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
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)
Contributor
Actor
Film distributor
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
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
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Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Roots (Television program : 2016)
Date time place
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016
Intended audience
OFA rating: PG
Language note
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1980-
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
  • 1978-
  • 1974-
  • 1975-
  • 1964-
  • 1977-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • T. I.
  • Beresford, Bruce
  • Carter, Thomas
  • Coleman, Chad
  • Corinealdi, Emayatzi
  • Fishburne, Laurence
  • Goode, Matthew
  • Kirby, Malachi
  • Konner, Lawrence
  • Luke, Derek
  • Noyce, Phillip
  • Page, Reg?©-Jean
  • Paquin, Anna
  • Phifer, Mekhi
  • Purefoy, James
  • Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan
  • Rose, Anika Noni
  • Tazel, Erica
  • Threatt, Sedale
  • Van Peebles, Mario
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Haley, Alex
  • A+E Studios
  • Arts and Entertainment Network
  • History (Television network)
  • Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm)
  • Marc Toberoff Productions
  • Wolper Organization
Runtime
389
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley family
  • Kinte family
  • Abolitionists
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
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)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel
  • Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • Night 1
  • Night 2
  • Disc 2.
  • Night 3
  • Night 4
  • Disc 3.
  • Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (389 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398247616
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
49986
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (CaOWLBI)av00311172
  • 410364
System details
  • Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
  • Blu-ray, 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio in English
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
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)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel
  • Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • Night 1
  • Night 2
  • Disc 2.
  • Night 3
  • Night 4
  • Disc 3.
  • Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (389 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398247616
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
49986
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (CaOWLBI)av00311172
  • 410364
System details
  • Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
  • Blu-ray, 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio in English
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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