The Book of Negroes /
Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment production, in association with Idlewild Films and Entertainment One ; directed by Clement Virgo ; producers, Damon D'Oliveira, Clement Virgo.
[Toronto, Ont.] : BON Productions Inc., 2015.
3 videodiscs (319 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Toronto, Ont.] : BON Productions Inc., 2015.
[Toronto, Ont.] : CBC Home Entertainment, 2015.
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contents note
Disc 1. Episodes 1-3 (154 min.) -- Disc 2. Episodes 4-6 (165 min.) -- Disc 3. Special features (187 min.).
credits note
Director of photography, Giulio Biccari; writers, Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo ; music, Philip Miller; executive producers, Carrie Stein, Margaret O'Brien, Daniel Iron, Michael Levine, Lance Samuels, Bill Niven, Damon D'Oliveira, Clement Virgo.
general note
A Canada / South Africa co-production.
Accompanied by a booklet.
Based on the book "The Book of Negroes" by Lawrence Hill.
CBC presents, in association with BET Networks ; a Conquering Lion Pictures / Out of Africa Entertainment production in association with Idlewild Films & Entertainment One.
Originally broadcast as six episodes on CBC Television in 2015.
Special features: Amistad featurette ; History of The Black Loyalist Society featurette ; deleted scenes ; Interviews with cast and crew ; Lawrence on set ; Conversation with author Lawrence Hill.
Aunjanue Ellis, Ben Chaplin, Greg Bryk, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lyriq Bent, Allan Hawco, Lou Gossett Jr., Jane Alexander, Amy Louise Wilson, Cara Ricketts, Sandra Caldwell.
Television mini-series, based on the book by Lawrence Hill. "A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, The Book of Negroes 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 sailing to London to help abolish the slave trade at the dawn of the 19th century."--Container.
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Closed captioned.
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technical details
DVD; Dolby digital; NTSC, region 1, widescreen.

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