The book of Negroes

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Port Washington, New York : distributed by Entertainment One Film USA, [2015].
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3 videodiscs (506 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 volume (unpaged : illustrations ; 19 cm) 
Rating: TV-PG.
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General Note
Based on: The book of Negroes / Lawrence Hill ; book also released under the title: Someone knows my name.
General Note
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.
General Note
Title from disc label.
Creation/Production 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.
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.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series on CBC in 2015.
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.
Target Audience
Rating: TV-PG.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen 1.78:1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In English; closed-captioned in English.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

MacNeill, M., Roberts, R., Miller, P., Murphy, D., Pierre-Dixon, S., Ricketts, C., Wilson, A. L., Shipton, S., Virgo, C., Ward, M. (., Xaba, S., Hill, L., Meechan, K., Caldwell, S., Lyons, A. D., Hynes, J., Hawco, A., Gossett, L., Jr., Gooding, C., Jr., Ellis, A., D'Oliveira, D., Chaplin, B., Bryk, G., Biccari, G., Bent, L., Alexander, J., & James, S. (2015). The book of Negroes . distributed by Entertainment One Film USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Meredith MacNeill et al.. 2015. The Book of Negroes. Port Washington, New York: distributed by Entertainment One Film USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Meredith MacNeill et al.. The Book of Negroes Port Washington, New York: distributed by Entertainment One Film USA, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

MacNeill, Meredith, et al. The Book of Negroes distributed by Entertainment One Film USA, 2015.

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