Roots

Roots

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Roots 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Moving, invigorating, real, testimonial, triumphant story of the journey of one mans heritage and how his african ancestors became african americans. Anyone on a quest for knowledge of african american history, this is the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best ever story, it was soo good i couldnt believe it! we watched in class n i thought it was just gonna be another boring video but this one captivated me and my friends. My god it was da bomb!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A definite must see for all generations. I am going to share this with my grandchildren as they have never seen it. I was 17 years old when I saw it on TV and it changed my life and how I look at the world.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
watched the dvd's some 25 years after seeing the original series on tv, it is still as gripping and true to life in those days,I can't wait for the sequel to be released. martin mc manus scotland u.k.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LIKED ROOTS VERY MUCH.I THINK IT IS WODERFULL
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series was shocking to me as a child, I have carried IT with me into adulthood. For years I searched everywhere for it and was only able to check it out of the Library on video. Now I own it, and it has the same affect on me now as it did then. It is a groundbreaking achievement in filmmaking. A brutally honest and powerfully uplifting journey through our history's saddest time. May it never happen again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are simply no words that I can form to express the impact 'Roots' has left me with. I ask you this one simple thing- if you haven't seen it, see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard about Roots from my reading book last year. I read an excerpt out of it, and thought it was VERY,VERY GOOD! There was a picture to go with it, and recognized it as the guy from "Reading Rainbow""LeVar Burton". I asked my mom about it, and she said Roots was made into a TV series in 1977. Then, I started nagging my mom about getting Roots for my birthday. As soon as I got it, Iwatched the first episode. I finished it in FOUR DAYS. It made my Mom and Dad cry in some parts, but this is a TV series everyone should see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it because I just thought that could be us someday and I just don't think that should happen again. I liked a special part with a broom. I hated the whipping parts because I think we should nnot judge each other by our race.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I want to know if and when you can dub this DVD film in italian language.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Every American needs to watch this movie. White, Black, Red, Brown! It is a true story about our past. What we must never return to! An African-American heritage story. Unique, Unforgettable, and hauntly enjoyable!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm only 11 and I've enjoyed what I've seen of this extremely great movie (first tape)! ! I cannot wait to see the rest according to the reviews above. Take my advice Drama, and histoy seekers you've got to get this movie. ROOTS is a shocking story of a young african boy, Kunta Kinte, who has proved his maturity and became a MAN. One day persueing a wood for a drum for his baby brother, Kunta is caught by slave sellers/traders. After a nightmare of a very unpleasent ride to America in chains, Kunta Kinte is sold to Mr. Reynolds and is trained by the more mature slave, Fiddler, for six months (until Mr.Reynold's Birthday). Even though Kunta has been trained he stiil refuses to accept his slave name (Toby) and slavery all together.Unfortunatley he is punished.(And that's just the first tape!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
ROOTS IS THE BEST MINI SERIES I'VE EVER WATCHED. THIS MOVIE IS SOMETHING THE WHOLE FAMILY SHOULD WATCH, VERY CLASSIC, ORIGINAL AND NOTHING ELSE I'VE WATCHED COMPARE TO ROOTS. VERY INFORMATIVE LOOK BACK ON AMERICA'S HISTORY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is a must see for anyone, be they black, white or purple! It is a moving drama about the triumph of the human spirit. It may be unsutiable for young children, but would be a benefit to young adults to see. Slavery is often swept aside as happening ''so long ago.'' This movie reminds us that it was real, it was horrible, and humanity still has the capability of treating each other this way unless we look at the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good miniseries and is worth the time and effort to see.There are parts of this that are ''hard to take'',but that's the way it was back then and everyone who worked on this project had the sense to do it right.When Alex Haley would talk on stage everyone would listen,see this series and find out why, and where things happened and who was involved.The era of slaves was an unfortunate part of history,and this series is an amazing example of why it shouldn't have happened.This is a MUST HAVE FOR ALL HISTORY COLLECTORS.