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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.


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

A great reboot

Although very hard to watch , it was so moving and heartbreaking. There is no other way to sugar code the shameful and dark history of slavery in America. Well made reboot of the original version. The new version gets into more detail and tells about the African heritage of Kuntakinte. Very nice touch showing the family structure and culture Kuntakinte came from. So many powerful and heartbreaking moments.

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

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