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Roots

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (EAS, OSH, POW, WSQ)

Languages

In English, with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

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.

Publication Information

[New York] : A&E Television Networks, 2016.

Physical Description

3 videodiscs (approximately 389 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

ROOTS recounts one family's struggle to resist American slavery. 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.

Notes

Title from container.

Based upon the book by Alex Haley.

Originally broadcast as a television mini-series on History in 2016.

Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed documentary

Contents

  • Night 1 / Night 2 / Night 3 / Night 4 / Roots, a history revealed.

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