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Race to freedom : the underground railroad

Author: Seaton McLeanTim ReidMary KahnDaphne BallonBrian ParkerAll authors
Publisher: [Toronto : Atlantis Films], ©1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Atlantis Films is particularly proud of this Best Movie/Miniseries Cable ACE nominee. Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad is based on a little-recognized but extremely important part of U.S./Canadian history, when certain individuals, both black and white, stood up for their beliefs, putting their personal freedom on the line by helping gain the liberty of black slaves in the American South"--1994 Peabody
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Genre/Form: Historical re-creations
Television
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Seaton McLean; Tim Reid; Mary Kahn; Daphne Ballon; Brian Parker; Don McBrearty; Diana Braithwaite; Nancy Trites Botkin; Peter Mohan; Janet C A Bailey; Michael Riley; Barbara Claassen Smucker; Atlantis Films.; United Image Entertainment (Firm); Family Channel (U.S.); Black Entertainment Television.; CTV Television Network.; Telefilm Canada.; Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 42903251
Notes: Entry to the 1994 Peabody Awards, Entertainment category.
Running time: 01:41:12.
"Inspired by the novel 'Underground to Canada' by Barbara Smucker"--End credits.
"C1993 Freenorth Productions Inc., in trust"--End credits.
Credits: Cinematographer, Rene Ohashi; composer, Christopher Dedrick; editor, Ralph Brunjes; sound mixers, Dino Pigat, Tim O'Connell; executive story consultant, Anne Frank.
Performer(s): Starring: Janet Bailey (Sarah), Michael Riley (Alexander Ross), Ron White (Hort), Dawnn Lewis (Minnie), James Blendick (Colonel Fairling), Courtney B. Vance (Thomas); guest starring: Tim Reid (Frederick Douglass); with: Glynn Turman (Solomon); featuring: Roy Lewis (Joe), Ron Small (Ben), Tom Butler (Overseer), Susan Hogan (Mrs. Fairling), Ron Hartmann (Senator), James B. Douglas (Business man), Falconer Abraham (Walter), Kurt Reis (Sheriff).
Event notes: According to the 1994 Peabody Awards entry form, this program was originally broadcast on February 19, 1994.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. arch master.
Responsibility: an Atlantis Films Limited production in association with United Image Entertainment ; produced in association with the Family Channel (US), Black Entertainment Television and CTV Television Network, Ltd. ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation and with the assistance of Rogers Telefund ; executive producers, Seaton McLean, Tim Reid ; co-executive producers, Peter Sussman, Anne Marie La Traverse ; supervising producer, Mary Kahn ; producers, Daphne Ballon, Brian Parker ; directed by Don McBrearty ; teleplay by Diana Braithwaite, Nancy Trites Botkin, Peter Mohan.

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"Atlantis Films is particularly proud of this Best Movie/Miniseries Cable ACE nominee. Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad is based on a little-recognized but extremely important part of U.S./Canadian history, when certain individuals, both black and white, stood up for their beliefs, putting their personal freedom on the line by helping gain the liberty of black slaves in the American South"--1994 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt.

This is the dramatic story of four slaves who escape from a cotton plantation in the South and travel along a clandestine network of escape routes, known as "the underground railroad", to freedom in Canada.

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