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Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD BR ROO
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD BR ROO
Penn Hills Library - Lincoln Park AD AV DVD BR ROO
Location  Penn Hills Library - Lincoln Park
Collection  AD AV
Call Number  DVD BR ROO
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.
Additional Information
Subjects Haley, Alex -- Television adaptations.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Drama.
African American families -- Drama.
Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Santa Monica, California :2016
Edition Blu-ray, Widescreen.
Other Titles Roots.
Contributors Kindberg, Ann, television producer.
Beresford, Bruce, film director.
Eatock, Cheryl, television producer.
Kantrow, Alissa M. (Alissa Miller), 1969- television producer.
McDonald, Alison, screenwriter.
Murray, Charles, 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.
Goode, Matthew, 1978- actor.
T. I., 1980- actor.
Kirby, Malachi, actor.
Luke, Derek, 1974- actor.
Page, RegeĢ-Jean, actor.
Konner, Lawrence, screenwriter.
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975- actor.
Purefoy, James, 1964- actor.
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972- actor.
Tazel, Erica, actor.
Threatt, Sedale, Jr., actor.
Rosenthal, Mark D., screenwriter.
Heffes, Alex, composer.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Paquin, Anna, actor.
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- actor.
Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan, 1977- actor.
Haley, Alex. Roots.
History (Television network), presenter.
Marc Toberoff Productions, production company.
Wolper Organization, production company.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
A+E Studios, production company.
Participants/Performers Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys-meyers, James Breaux, Newton James Hippolyte Jr.
Audience Rating: TV14.
Language English
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing; closed-captioned.
Notes 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.
System Details Blu-ray, widescreen; 5.1 DTS-HD MA; requires Blu-ray player.
Description 3 videodiscs (383 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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