SummaryA universal story of loss, courage and triumph, this recounts the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who survives in a world in which everything seems to be against her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa then sold into slavery in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before finally securing her freedom in England.
Slaves -- United States -- Drama.
Women slaves -- United States -- Drama.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama.
African American loyalists -- Drama.
Blacks -- Nova Scotia -- Drama.
African American loyalists -- Sierra Leone -- Drama.
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Port Washington, New York :2015
|Other Titles|| History of The Black Loyalist Society.
Book of Negroes.
1957- Book of Negroes.
Virgo, Clement, director, screenwriter, producer.
D'Oliveira, Damon, producer.
Ellis, Aunjanue, actor.
Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968- actor.
Bent, Lyriq, actor.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- actor.
Miller, Philip, 1964- composer.
Black Entertainment Television, production company.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, production company, broadcaster.
Conquering Lion Pictures, production company.
Out of Africa Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Idlewild Films, production company.
Entertainment One (Firm : India), publisher.
Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr.
Editors, Kye Meechan (episodes 1,5), Susan Shipton (episodes 2-4,6) ; director of photography, Giulio Biccari ; music, Philip Miller.
In English; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Lawrence Hill.
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series, 2015.
Special features: deleted scenes; interviews with cast and author Lawrence Hill; History of The Black Loyalist Society featurette.
DVD; region 1; widescreen 1.78:1 presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
3 videodiscs (506 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.