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Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines.
Special features: "The Making of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - behind the scenes footage; new interviews with Ernest J. Gaines, Odetta, director John Korty, producers Rick Rosenberg and Bob Christiansen and more; "The Writing of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - Ernest J. Gaines gives an in-depth look at the people and places that inspired his award-winning novel; "Oral Story Telling Tradition" documentary - scholars explain the important of oral story-telling; Best Picture and Best Actress Emmy clips; Digitally remastered.
Cinematographer, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin.
Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Thalmus Rasulala.
Originally produced as a television movie in 1973.
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby digital.
Winner of 9 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special, Best Actress and Best Teleplay.