Unchained memories [DVD videorecording] : readings from the slave narratives / a Home Box Office presentation ; an HBO Documentary Film in association with the Library of Congress ; produced by Jacqueline Glover, Thomas Lennon ; written by Mark Jonathan Harris ; directed by Ed Bell, Thomas Lennon.
Contributor(s): Glover, Jacqueline | Lennon, Thomas | Harris, Mark Jonathan | Bell, Ed | Bassett, Angela | Boatman, Michael | Browne, Roscoe Lee | Cheadle, Don | Davis, Ossie | Dee, Ruby | Guillaume, Robert | Guy, Jasmine | Jackson, Samuel L | Pounder, C. C. H | Smith, Roger Guenveur | Vance, Courtney B | Williams, Vanessa | Winfrey, Oprah | Woodard, Alfre | Goldberg, Whoopi | Home Box Office (Firm) | HBO Documentary Films | Library of Congress | HBO Video (Firm).Material type: FilmPublisher: New York, NY : HBO Documentary Films : Distributed by HBO Video, c2003Description: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0783123396 :; 9780783123394 :.Other title: Readings from the slave narratives.Subject(s): Slave narratives | Slaves -- United States | Slave narratives -- United States | African Americans -- Biography | African Americans -- History -- To 1863 | United States -- Race relations | Documentary filmsGenre/Form: Documentary films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 306.3/62 LOC classification: E444 | .U63 2003
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|DVD||Downtown Branch Audiovisual||Adult materials||DVD 306.362 UNC (Browse shelf)||3||Available||31562012754117|
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Surround 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; aspect ratio 4:3.
In English; closed-captioned in English.
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg ; with readings by Angela Bassett, Michael Boatman, Roscoe Lee Browne, Don Cheadle, Sandra Daley, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Robert Guillaume, Jasmine Guy, Samuel L. Jackson, C.C.H. Pounder, LaTanya Richardson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Roger Guenveur Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Vanessa L. Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard.
Co-produced and edited by Juliet Weber ; historical advisors, Ira Berlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., James Oliver Horton, Charles L. Perdue, Margaret Washington ; original score by Patricia Lee Stotter ; camera, Wes Dorman, Chris Hall, Sophia Constantinou ... [et al.].
MPAA rating: Not rated.
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
Special features: Audio narrative by Fountain Hughes [audio feature] (24 min.); Audio interview by Yvonne Beatty [audio feature] (5 min.); Ex-slave biographies [text feature]; Web links [requires a DVD-ROM drive, Internet access and web browser].