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Zora's Roots

Overview

As originally screened on PBS, the documentary Zora's Roots explores the life, literary career and creative influences of Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), the most famous and prolific writer of the Harlem Renaissance, who gained greatest recognition for her 1937 roman Their Eyes Were Watching God. This film pays particularly close attention to Hurston's role as an ethno-anthropologist - shaped and molded by the Afro-American culture of Eatonville, Florida, the people of Haiti, and the populace of Honduras - who ...
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Overview

As originally screened on PBS, the documentary Zora's Roots explores the life, literary career and creative influences of Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), the most famous and prolific writer of the Harlem Renaissance, who gained greatest recognition for her 1937 roman Their Eyes Were Watching God. This film pays particularly close attention to Hurston's role as an ethno-anthropologist - shaped and molded by the Afro-American culture of Eatonville, Florida, the people of Haiti, and the populace of Honduras - who sought to preserve these various cultures through her writing. As a semi-documentary, this program features sequences with an actress, Pearl Ings, playing Hurston.
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Special Features

Closed Caption
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2008
  • UPC: 841887009416
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,986

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pearl Ings Zora Neale Hurston
Technical Credits
Tom Lowe Director, Screenwriter
Keri Lowe Executive Producer
Greig Smith Cinematographer
Mike Vlasaty Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Zora's Roots
1. Introduction [1:03]
2. Joe Clark's Store [8:27]
3. Big Sweet, Hoodoo and Langston [11:34]
4. Hughes [11:21]
5. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" [13:09]
6. Activism [8:56]
7. Credits [1:54]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Zora's Roots
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Pbs.org
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