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Roots

Author: Alex Haley; Wolper Productions.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1985], ©1977.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Haley; Wolper Productions.
OCLC Number: 18580306
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1977 television motion picture.
Warner Home Video: 11111-11116.
Credits: Producer, Stan Margulies ; directors, Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; research, George Sims ; writers, William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; director of photography, Stevan Larner ; film editor, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Cast: LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gosset.
Description: 6 videocassettes (VHS) (538 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: a David L. Wolper production.

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An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.

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