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The book of Negroes

Title
The book of Negroes / directed by Clement Virgo.
Publication
Port Washington, New York : distributed by Entertainment One Film USA, [2015]

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Moving imageUse in library Sc Visual DVD-1986Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Hill, Lawrence, 1957-
  • Virgo, Clement
  • Ellis, Aunjanue
  • Bent, Lyriq
  • Hawco, Allan, 1977-
  • Bryk, Greg, 1972-
  • Pierre-Dixon, Shailyn
  • Xaba, Siya
  • Ricketts, Cara
  • Murphy, Dwain
  • Caldwell, Sandra
  • Roberts, Rick, 1965-
  • Hynes, Joel, 1976-
  • James, Stephan, 1993-
  • Ward, Matt (Actor)
  • MacNeill, Meredith, 1975-
  • Wilson, Amy Louise
  • Lyons, Antonio David, 1971-
  • Alexander, Jane, 1939-
  • Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968-
  • Chaplin, Ben
  • Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-2024
  • Miller, Philip, 1964-
  • Meechan, Kye
  • Shipton, Susan
  • Biccari, Giulio
  • D'Oliveira, Damon
  • Black Entertainment Television, production company.
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, broadcaster.
  • Conquering Lion Pictures, production company.
  • Out of Africa Entertainment (Firm), production company.
  • Idlewild Films, production company.
  • E1 Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Description
3 videodiscs (506 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in. +
Summary
A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, this recounts the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who survives in a world in which everything seems to be against her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa then sold into slavery in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before finally securing her freedom in England.
Uniform Title
Book of Negroes (Television program)
Alternative Title
History of The Black Loyalist Society.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Television mini-series.
  • Historical television programs.
  • Television adaptations.
  • Fiction television programs.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Note
  • Based on: The book of Negroes / Lawrence Hill ; book also released under the title: Someone knows my name.
  • Program notes laid in container.
  • Special features: Disc 1. Amistad featurette, History of The Black Loyalist Society featurette ; Disc 2. deleted scenes ; Disc 3. Interviews with cast and crew, Lawrence on set featurette, interview with author Lawrence Hill.
Credits (note)
  • Screenwriter, Clement Virgo ; producers, Damon D'Oliveira, Clement Virgo ; cinematographer, Giulio Biccari ; film editors, Kye Meechan (episodes 1,5), Susan Shipton (episodes 2-4,6) ; composer, Philip Miller ; BET Networks presents ; in association with CBC ; a Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment production ; in association with Idlewild Films and Entertainment One ; story by Lawrence Hill and Clement Virgo.
Performer (note)
  • Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco, Greg Bryk, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, Siya Xaba, Cara Ricketts, Dwain Murphy, Sandra Caldwell, Rick Roberts, Joel Thomas Hynes, Stephan James, Matt Ward, Meredith MacNeill, Amy Louise Wilson, Antonio David Lyons, Jane Alexander, Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gosset Jr.
Event (note)
  • Originally broadcast as a television mini-series on CBC in 2015.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, region 1, widescreen 1.78:1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language (note)
  • In English; closed-captioned in English.
Contents
Disc 1. Episodes 1-3 (154 min.) -- Disc 2. Episodes 4-6 (165 min.) -- Disc 3. (187 min.) Special features (187 min.).
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1986
LCCN
741952788393
OCLC
903913019
Title
The book of Negroes / directed by Clement Virgo.
Publisher
Port Washington, New York : distributed by Entertainment One Film USA, [2015]
Country of Producing Entity
Canada
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
Cast
Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco, Greg Bryk, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, Siya Xaba, Cara Ricketts, Dwain Murphy, Sandra Caldwell, Rick Roberts, Joel Thomas Hynes, Stephan James, Matt Ward, Meredith MacNeill, Amy Louise Wilson, Antonio David Lyons, Jane Alexander, Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gosset Jr.
Credits
Screenwriter, Clement Virgo ; producers, Damon D'Oliveira, Clement Virgo ; cinematographer, Giulio Biccari ; film editors, Kye Meechan (episodes 1,5), Susan Shipton (episodes 2-4,6) ; composer, Philip Miller ; BET Networks presents ; in association with CBC ; a Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment production ; in association with Idlewild Films and Entertainment One ; story by Lawrence Hill and Clement Virgo.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen 1.78:1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Event
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series on CBC in 2015.
Language
In English; closed-captioned in English.
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Added Author
Television adaptation of (work): Hill, Lawrence, 1957- Book of Negroes.
Virgo, Clement, television director.
Ellis, Aunjanue, actor.
Bent, Lyriq, actor.
Hawco, Allan, 1977- actor.
Bryk, Greg, 1972- actor.
Pierre-Dixon, Shailyn, actor.
Xaba, Siya, actor.
Ricketts, Cara, actor.
Murphy, Dwain, actor.
Caldwell, Sandra, actor.
Roberts, Rick, 1965- actor.
Hynes, Joel, 1976- actor.
James, Stephan, 1993- actor.
Ward, Matt (Actor), actor.
MacNeill, Meredith, 1975- actor.
Wilson, Amy Louise, actor.
Lyons, Antonio David, 1971- actor.
Alexander, Jane, 1939- actor.
Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968- actor.
Chaplin, Ben, actor.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-2024 actor.
Miller, Philip, 1964- composer (expression)
Meechan, Kye, editor of moving image work.
Shipton, Susan, editor of moving image work.
Biccari, Giulio, cinematographer.
D'Oliveira, Damon, television producer.
Black Entertainment Television, production company.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, broadcaster.
Conquering Lion Pictures, production company.
Out of Africa Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Idlewild Films, production company.
E1 Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Added Title
History of The Black Loyalist Society.
Other Standard Identifier
741952788393
Publisher No.
EOE-DV-7883 Entertainment One
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1986
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