Roots (2016)
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In the river region of the Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, have a son named Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After he arrives 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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In the river region of the Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, have a son named Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After he arrives in Annapolis, Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta. Written by bonz6596-507-522839

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Kunta's father extols Alla ahu Akbar on the night Kunta was born. The Mandinka were not converted to Islam for about 100 years after the birth of Kunta Kinte. See more »

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