Roots is a 2016 American miniseries and a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name, based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which follows an African man who is shipped to North America as a slave and his descendants. It first aired on May 30, 2016 and stars Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, T.I. and South African actress Nokuthula Ledwaba. It was produced on a budget of $50 million.


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    director Bruce Beresford Mario Van Peebles Phillip Noyce Thomas Carter
    genre drama saga
    keywords a proclamation adam fergus african americans alex haley american civil war american revolution american revolutionary war atlantic slave trade attempt to escape baby battle of fort pillow battle of great bridge belong black union soldiers blacksmith british army bushwhacker cabin cannon fodder canoe chain christmas civil war cockfight colony of virginia confederate states army confederate troops court cultural heritage dead body discover duel dunmore\'s proclamation engage erica tazel escape attempt ethiopian regiment european slave traders fight fighting chickens gambia hide horrify house slave how to hunt hunting for slaves injured irish heritage jufureh jungle kill killing her infant kunta kinte lane garrison learn lord ligonier mandela van peebles mandinka mandinka language mandinka people masonry oven middle passage music of africa nat turner\'s slave rebellion neonaticide new life north carolina nothing other man pass patriot plan plantation complexes in the southern united states planter planter class ransom regé-jean page return home revolutionary war saniyya sidney search party secessionist sedale threatt jr. sharecropper sing slave name slave patrol slave rebellion slave ship slave trade slavery in africa sold into slavery surround t.i. think thirteenth amendment to the united states constitution timbuktu tobacco plantation tony curran traditional african song train tropical cyclone union union army union soldier united states colored troops virginia voyage warrior west africa whip win young man young woman
    musicBy Alex Heffes
    publisher History