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ROOTS is a historical portrait that recounts one family’s struggle to resist the institution of American slavery, as they carry on the legacy of Kunta Kinte despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Based on Alex Haley’s best-selling novel.

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I saw the first Roots 40 years or so . It was riveting to say the least. However, I have seen some parts of the Trailer, to the Roots remake, this one is really so alive, the scenery is real the characters are so real, this is going to go down as one of the best, if not the best, depiction in a media production as can be. To bring to life and tell the horrific story of the enslavement of my ancestors, from the African Continent, the Middle Passage, to the Americas, the building of the American Empire, on the backs of African people. I am glad the younger generation will see this story.

Still Hollywood

I don’t believe any person is happy if they are a brutalized slave beaten like a mule and raped everyday. I can’t even fathom this situation, comprehend the kind of trauma inflicted on these people day in and day out. If anything, slavery was a breeding ground for mental illness. You come to a point where you have to end a life of endless pain, but with the determination that you will take some of your abusers with you.


Alex Haley is rolling over in his grave. I'm ashamed to come from the same country that made this racist, political revisionist tripe.

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  • HD Version
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: May 30, 2016
  • CCin English

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