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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
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2016  
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Herbert Cavalier Jr. ...
 Town Folk (4 episodes, 2016)
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 Tom Lea (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Kunta Kinte (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Fiddler (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Alex Haley (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Omoro Kinte (3 episodes, 2016)
Kerry Sims ...
 Slave (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Dr. William Waller (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Chicken George (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Belle (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Patricia Lea (2 episodes, 2016)
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 John Waller (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Matilda (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Silla Ba Dibba (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Elizabeth Waller (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Kizzy (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Connelly (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Sir Eric Russell (2 episodes, 2016)
Nokuthula Ledwaba ...
 Binta Kinte (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Miss Malizy (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Kintango (2 episodes, 2016)
Roman Armstrong ...
 Kunta Kinte Dbl / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Cortney McClelland Jr. ...
 Newborn Chicken George (2 episodes, 2016)
David Shiflett ...
 Chicken Fight Gambler (2 episodes, 2016)
Darrell L. Shuler ...
 Waller Slave (2 episodes, 2016)
Calvin Williams ...
 Waller Slave / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Confederate Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

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30 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Gyökerek  »

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Retelling of the popular mini series from the late 70s. See more »

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(From the trailer) A Confederate Infantryman is shown firing a Henry Rifle. These were available only to a limited number of soldiers, all Union. Even if taken from a Union soldier, the gun would be useless to a Confederate as there would be no source of ammunition. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.20 (2016) See more »

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A great show about America's sad and dark history
31 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

This show is absolutely brilliant. It really shows America's sad and dark history with slavery. The beginning sort of reminded me of the Amistad movie starring Djimon Hounsou and Anthony Hopkins, the gore violence and details really showed how people back then lived like mere products simply because of their skin color. I especially liked how it shows the lives of these slaves back in their homeland from where they were kidnapped from; the lives they once had but were ripped apart from at no warning. It's a part in history no one likes remembering, a part in history we'd all rather forget than remember. Movies and shows like these are very violent and filled with so much gore details, but it is a remembrance of the hard reality people once faced, lived, and died in.


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