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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.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 1||In 1750 in the river region of The Gambia in West Africa, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, have their first child, a son named Kunta. Kunta is trained in Mandinka customs and is a dedicated student who dreams of traveling to the university. After being kidnapped and captured by the Koros, Kunta is sold to British slave traders in 1767 and is shipped to America. In Annapolis, Maryland, he is sold to a Virginia planter named John Waller and is given the slave name Toby. Kunta strongly resists his new name and enslavement. He relies on the wise counsel of Fiddler, an assimilated slave and sophisticated musician who has been assigned to train him. Malachi Kirby, and Forest Whitaker star. (2016)||1:38:37||$5.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 2||In 1775, Kunta is working on the Waller farm when he meets English Redcoats encouraging slaves to run away and join the English army. The slaves are promised freedom if they fight for King George.||1:36:02||$5.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 3||As George grows to manhood, he exhibits traits of both parents. Like Tom Lea, he loves cockfighting and carousing; an accomplished trainer of gamecocks, he earns the nickname "Chicken George."||1:44:51||$5.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 4||After more than 20 years in England, Chicken George is given his freedom and he returns to the Lea farm. In his absence, his family was sold off to North Carolina, where he tracks them down.||1:28:53||$5.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRoots: Empowerment||Watch an exclusive trailer for the epic 4-part miniseries.||1:32||Free||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRoots: Cultural Connector||Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.||1:32||Free||View in iTunes|
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Why would you even attempt at remaking a perfect series
This came off as nothing more than a hard tried parody of the original.
The way the story has been shown is so real unfiltered showing the disgust that racists had against africans and how they were living. Its so sad especially when its shown through the eyes of children whom were slaves. I hope this shows people that we should love and respect one another based on the insides not the outside.
Alex Haley is rolling over in his grave. I'm ashamed to come from the same country that made this racist, political revisionist tripe.