Item Details

The Book of Negroes

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 ; teleplay by Clement Virgo ; directed by Clement Virgo
Format
Video; DVD
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.
Director
Clement Virgo
Performers
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.
Release Date
2015
Run Time
506 min.
Language
In English; closed-captioned in English
Rating
Rating: TV-PG
Notes
  • Title from disc label.
  • 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.
Uniform Title
Book of Negroes (Television Program)
Related Title
History of The Black Loyalist Society.
Contents
  • Disc 1. Episodes 1-3 (154 min.)
  • Disc 2. Episodes 4-6 (165 min.)
  • Disc 3. (187 min.) Special features (187 min.).
Credits
Producers, Damon D'Oliveira, Clement Virgo ; editors, Kye Meechan (episodes 1,5), Susan Shipton (episodes 2-4,6) ; director of photography, Giulio Biccari ; music, Philip Miller.
Published
Port Washington, New York : Entertainment One Film USA ; [Brisbane, Australia] : BON Productions, [2015]
Port Washington, New York : distributed by Entertainment One Film USA, [2015]
Recording Info
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series on CBC in 2015.
Publisher no.
EOE-DV-7883 Entertainment One
Description
3 videodiscs (506 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 volume (unpaged : illustrations ; 19 cm)
DVD, region 1, widescreen 1.78:1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
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