California State University, Northridge WordmarkOviatt Library WordmarkOviatt Library Catalog Wordmark
Title Unchained memories [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.
Published New York, NY : HBO Documentary Films : Distributed by HBO Video, c2003.
Book Cover

 Music & Media - Instructional Videos  13541    IN LIBRARY
Description 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits 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.].
Note 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].
System Reqs DVD; Region 1; Dolby Surround 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; aspect ratio 4:3.
Performer 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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.
Language In English with Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Subject Slave narratives.
Slaves -- United States.
Slave narratives -- United States.
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Glover, Jacqueline. Producer.
Lennon, Thomas, 1970- Producer. Director.
Harris, Mark Jonathan, 1941- Screenwriter.
Bell, Ed. Director.
Bassett, Angela.
Boatman, Michael, 1964-
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, 1953-
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- Narrator.
Weber, Juliet. Producer. Film editor.
Stotter, Patricia Lee. Composer.
Home Box Office (Firm)
HBO Documentary Films.
Library of Congress.
HBO Video (Firm)
Alternate Title Readings from the slave narratives
ISBN 0783123396
Standard # 026359201523
Publisher # 92015 HBO Video
OCLC number 51615435