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), (videorecording)

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), (videorecording)

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)
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Actor
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Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016
Dewey number
791.45/75
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated. TV-14
Language note
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.R66 2016
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
389
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), (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel
  • Widescreen (1.78:1)
  • Special feature: Roots: A history revealed
  • Title from disc label
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
Control code
sky282928059
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
3 videodiscs (approximately 389 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 08/16
Other control number
031398247586
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
49983
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, 5.1 Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
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), (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel
  • Widescreen (1.78:1)
  • Special feature: Roots: A history revealed
  • Title from disc label
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
Control code
sky282928059
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
3 videodiscs (approximately 389 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 08/16
Other control number
031398247586
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
49983
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, 5.1 Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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