Roots (2016)

120 minutes

History Channel premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016 with a four-night, eight-hour series. "Roots" is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship. "Roots" will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime, in addition to History Channel. The stellar cast includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip "T.I." Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer,James Purefoy, and introduces Regé-Jean Page and Malachi Kirby.

120 minutes

History Channel premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016 with a four-night, eight-hour series. "Roots" is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship. "Roots" will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime, in addition to History Channel. The stellar cast includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip "T.I." Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer,James Purefoy, and introduces Regé-Jean Page and Malachi Kirby.

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Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years; George's son, Tom, nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom returns home after the war to embark on a new life with his family.

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Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years; George's son, Tom, nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom returns home after the war to embark on a new life with his family.
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George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm.

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George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm.
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ROOTS - CONCLUDED Throughout, this new Roots is great entertainment, full of action and romance, an engrossing yarn about people who feel very real and relatable. But just as the original “Roots” had a powerful emotional impact on Americans, the new one is likely to do so as well, especially given that questions of race are at the forefront of discussion as much now as ever.
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I have never heard about Roots before (probably being European has something to do with that). This was such a powerful mini-series that made me cry, laugh, cheer and feel pity for all the people who were somehow affected by this historically. What is beyond me is how cruel and stupid we people are, and what will it take for us to understand that. Even if the show wasn't as good as it is, I would still give it a high grade just because of the topic.
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