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Roots / History presents ; an A+E Studios production ; in association with Marc Toberoff Productions and the Wolper Organization ; producers, Ann Kindberg (nights 1-4), Cheryl Eatock (night 1) ; 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

Kindberg, Ann, television producer. (Added Author).
Eatock, Cheryl, television producer. (Added Author).
Kantrow, Alissa M. (Alissa Miller), 1969- television producer. (Added Author).
Konner, Lawrence, screenwriter. (Added Author).
Rosenthal, Mark D., screenwriter. (Added Author).
McDonald, Alison (Screenwriter), screenwriter. (Added Author).
Murray, Charles (Screenwriter), screenwriter. (Added Author).
Noyce, Phillip, television director. (Added Author).
Van Peebles, Mario, television director. (Added Author).
Carter, Thomas, 1953- television director. (Added Author).
Beresford, Bruce, television director. (Added Author).
Coleman, Chad, actor. (Added Author).
Corinealdi, Emayatzy, 1980- actor. (Added Author).
Fishburne, Laurence, 1961- actor. (Added Author).
Goode, Matthew, 1978- actor. (Added Author).
T. I., 1980- actor. (Added Author).
Kirby, Malachi, actor. (Added Author).
Luke, Derek, 1974- actor. (Added Author).
Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan, 1977- actor. (Added Author).
Page, Reg©♭-Jean, actor. (Added Author).
Paquin, Anna, actor. (Added Author).
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975- actor. (Added Author).
Purefoy, James, 1964- actor. (Added Author).
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972- actor. (Added Author).
Tazel, Erica, actor. (Added Author).
Threatt, Sedale, Jr., actor. (Added Author).
Whitaker, Forest, actor. (Added Author).
Carter, Ruth E., costume designer. (Added Author).
Cilliers, Diana, costume designer. (Added Author).
Heffes, Alex, composer (expression) (Added Author).
Miller, Philip, 1964- composer (expression) (Added Author).
Nicholson, Martin (Film editor), editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Babor, Greg, editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Wilcox, James D., editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Mandelberg, Neil, editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Beatty, David, editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Random, Ida, production designer. (Added Author).
Hely-Hutchinson, Jonathan, production designer. (Added Author).
Meir, Sharone, director of photography. (Added Author).
Menzies, Peter, Jr, director of photography. (Added Author).
Haley, Alex. Television adaptation of (work): Roots. (Added Author).
History (Television network), presenter. (Added Author).
A+E Studios, production company. (Added Author).
Marc Toberoff Productions, production company. (Added Author).
Wolper Organization, production company. (Added Author).
Arts and Entertainment Network, publisher. (Added Author).
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), distributor. (Added Author).
Costume designers, Ruth E. Carter (nights 1-4), Diana Cilliers (night 1) ; music by Alex Heffes (nights 1-4), Philip Miller (night 1) ; edited by Martin Nicholson, Greg Babor (night 1), James D. Wilcox (night 2), Neil Mandelberg (night 3), David Beatty (night 4) ; production designers, Ida Random (nights 1-4), Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson (night 1) ; directors of photography, Sharone Meir (night 1), Peter Menzies, Jr. (nights 2-4). (Cast).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Roots 3 discs (Text) 31307022628533 Movies Checked out 10/22/2019
Seymour DVD Roots 3 discs (Text) 31307022628475 Movies Checked out 10/21/2019
West Leonard DVD Roots 3 discs (Text) 31307022628525 Movies Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hrs., 29 mins.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : A&E Television Networks, LLC, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel.
Special feature: Roots: A history revealed documentary.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Night 1 ; Night 2 -- Disc 2. Night 3 ; Night 4 -- Disc 3. Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Costume designers, Ruth E. Carter (nights 1-4), Diana Cilliers (night 1) ; music by Alex Heffes (nights 1-4), Philip Miller (night 1) ; edited by Martin Nicholson, Greg Babor (night 1), James D. Wilcox (night 2), Neil Mandelberg (night 3), David Beatty (night 4) ; production designers, Ida Random (nights 1-4), Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson (night 1) ; directors of photography, Sharone Meir (night 1), Peter Menzies, Jr. (nights 2-4).
Participant or Performer Note:
Chad Coleman, Emayatzy 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.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV14.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Kinte family > Drama.
Haley family > Drama.
Slavery > United States > Drama.
African Americans > United States > Drama.
Abolitionists > United States > Drama.
African American families > United States > Drama.
Haley, Alex > Television adaptations.
Genre: Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Television adaptations.
Fiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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