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Title:
Zora's roots the life of Zora Neale Hurston
Author:
Lowe, Keri.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication Information:
[Seattle, WA] : Eagle Productions ; [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
This program examines the life of author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. The film follows Hurston, best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, to the subtropical paradise that shaped her childhood and her life's work - where she returned again and again for inspiration and solace. This documentary tells her story through the people who knew her and the places and events that she brought to the world through her writing.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780793694402
UPC:
841887009416
Format :
DVD

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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. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi