The Resource Roots

Roots

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Contributor
Actor
Director
Film director
Screenwriter
Television director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family's will to survive, endure and ultimately, carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity that reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit
Related
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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)
Intended audience
Classification : MA15+
Language note
English
PerformerNote
Chad Coleman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, Tip 'TI' Harris, Malachi Kirby, Derek Luke, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Anika Noni Rose, Erica Tazel, Sedale Threatt, Jr., Forest Whitaker
Runtime
371
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
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Label
Roots
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Beyond Home Entertainment : BHE7403
  • Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016
  • "Based on Alex Haley's Pulitzer prize-winning materpiece"--Container
  • Special feature : Roots: A history revealed ; The saga of an American family revisited ; The women of Roots
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225812280
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 DVD-videos (approximately 371 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9318500074034
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
BHE7403
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225812280
  • (Sirsi) p225812280
System details
DVD; PAL, region 4, 16:9; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Beyond Home Entertainment : BHE7403
  • Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016
  • "Based on Alex Haley's Pulitzer prize-winning materpiece"--Container
  • Special feature : Roots: A history revealed ; The saga of an American family revisited ; The women of Roots
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225812280
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 DVD-videos (approximately 371 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9318500074034
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
BHE7403
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225812280
  • (Sirsi) p225812280
System details
DVD; PAL, region 4, 16:9; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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