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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: Redux

Roots traces the life and legacy of Kunta Kinte - kidnapped from his home in Africa in the mid-1700s and sold into slavery in America, his  name has become ingrained in global culture as the slave who fought back.  

Audiences gripped their seats when US miniseries 'Roots' first aired in 1977 and a 2016 reboot sets out to do nothing less.
Passionate, sweeping, angry, unforgiving, the show is disgusted by the physical and moral atrocities it depicts.
A quick run-down of seven characters who may have faded in your historical memory.
On its way to SBS, the miniseries arrives amidst several controversies...
The new version of the 1977 classic miniseries is the rare work that focuses on slavery from the perspective of the enslaved.

The saga begins again...

Retracing the history of the series based on the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by Alex Hayley, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, and a remake of the original 1977 series.

Name dropped in songs, TV shows and movies, the Roots hero became a pop culture phenomenon.
It wasn't quite a cast of thousands... but not far off!
Can the re-imagining of Roots change the world all over again?
Comparing the ratings from the 70s to today's numbers...
The new version of the 1977 classic miniseries is the rare work that focuses on slavery from the perspective of the enslaved.
It was a landmark in 1977 - and it's still influencing TV and cinema today.
Roots is being remade for a new generation, but how much do you know about this cultural phenomenon?