Roots (2016)
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In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in ... See full summary »

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Alex Haley (based upon the book by), Lawrence Konner (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Alex Haley (voice)
Matthew Goode ... Dr. William Waller
Malachi Kirby ... Kunta Kinte
Derek Luke ... Silla Ba Dibba
Chris Obi ... Kintango
Babs Olusanmokun ... Omoro Kinte (as Babatunde Olusanmokun)
Ike Amadi ... Narrator (voice)
James Purefoy ... John Waller
Forest Whitaker ... Fiddler
Kedar Williams-Stirling ... Sitafa
Simona Brown ... Jinna
Tony Curran ... Connelly
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Samson
Katie McGuinness ... Elizabeth Waller
James Gracie ... Edward (as James Alexander)
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Storyline

In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta. Written by bonz6596-507-522839

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandingo

Release Date:

30 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Film Afrika Worldwide See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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When Kunta Kinte is on the ship heading for America in 1767, the flag used has the red diagonals in the Union Jack. These were not added until the Act of Union with Ireland in 1801. See more »

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