Roots (): tlg. US-Familiensaga nach dem Roman von Alex Haley („Roots“; ).Der junge Afrikaner Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton; in älteren Jahren . Das Filmepos erzählt, beginnend um die Mitte des Jahrhunderts, die Geschichte von insgesamt sieben Generationen einer afroamerikanischen Familie. Der jährige japanische Handwerker Naoshi verlor bei dem Tsunami im Jahre seinen Sohn und seinen gesamten Besitz. Er will nun sein Haus im.
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Roots Film Navigation menu VideoجذورROOTS \ 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. Deep Roots () Deep Roots. X | 1h 17min | Adult | (USA) Native American Billy leaves his reservation and heads off to Hollywood on his motorcycle to see how other people live. While in Hollywood Billy gets a swanky pad and meets an assortment of See full summary»/10(43).
Familiar television actors like Lorne Greene were chosen for the white, secondary roles, to reassure audiences.
The white actors were featured disproportionately in network previews. For the first episode, the writers created a conscience-stricken slave captain Edward Asner , a figure who did not appear in Haley's novel but was intended to make white audiences feel better about their historical role in the slave trade.
Even the show's consecutive-night format allegedly resulted from network apprehensions. ABC programming chief Fred Silverman hoped that the unusual schedule would cut his network's imminent losses—and get Roots off the air before sweeps week.
Many familiar white TV actors, like Chuck Connors from The Rifleman , Lorne Greene Bonanza and later Battlestar Galactica , Robert Reed The Brady Bunch , and Ralph Waite The Waltons , were cast against type as slave holders and traders.
Allmusic 's Richard S. Ginell said "Quincy Jones has been threatening to write a long tone poem sketching the history of black music for decades now, and he has yet to do it.
This project, rushed out in the wake of the TV mini-series Roots , is about as close as he has come.
A brief 28 minutes immaculately-produced and segued suite, Roots quickly traces a timeline from Africa to the Civil War, incorporating ancient and modern African influences with Letta Mbulu as the featured vocalist , a sea shanty, field hollers, and fiddle tunes, snippets of dialogue from Roots actor Lou Gossett, and some Hollywood-style movie cues.
Though some prominent jazzers turn up in the orchestra, there is not a trace of jazz to be heard. This is a timely souvenir of a cultural phenomenon, but merely a curiosity for jazz fans".
The series received positive reviews. Edward Asner, as he did in Rich Man, Poor Man a year ago, dominates the screen in his opening scenes.
Following the success of the original novel and the miniseries, Haley was sued by author Harold Courlander , who asserted that Roots was plagiarized from his own novel The African , published nine years prior to Roots in The resulting trial ended with an out-of-court settlement and an admission from Haley that certain passages within Roots had been copied from Courlander's work.
District Court Judge Robert J. Ward stated, "Copying there is, period. Shortly after the trial, however, a minority studies teacher at Skidmore College, Joseph Bruchac , came forward and swore in an affidavit that he had discussed The African with Haley in or and had given his own personal copy of The African to Haley, events that took place well before publication of Roots.
Roots originally aired on ABC for eight consecutive nights from January 23 to 30, In the United Kingdom , BBC One aired the series in six parts, starting with parts 1 to 3 over the weekend of April 8 to 11, The concluding three parts were broadcast on Sunday nights, from April 15 to May 1.
The miniseries was watched by an estimated million    and million   viewers total more than half of the U. On February 16—18, , in honor of Black History Month and the 36th anniversary of Roots , cable network BET aired both Roots and its sequel miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations.
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Roots , BET premiered the miniseries on a three-day-weekend showing in December , which resulted in its being seen by a total of As for the BET network, its 35th-anniversary airing of Roots became its best "non-tentpole" weekend in the network's history.
On Sunday, October 18, , TVOne rebroadcast Roots in high definition. Warner Home Video, which released a three-disc 25th-anniversary DVD edition of the series in ,  released a four-disc three double-sided, one single-sided 30th-anniversary set on May 22, In , Warner released the 40th anniversary Blu-ray, which restored the program to its original 8 episode format and was completely remastered from the original elements.
Along with that it carried over previous bonus material and added some new material. The miniseries has also been released in the digital format for streaming.
Though these versions have the edited 6 episode format. The History channel produced a remake of the miniseries after acquiring rights from David L.
Wolper 's son, Mark Wolper, and Alex Haley's estate. The new eight-hour miniseries, with Mark Wolper as executive producer, drew on Haley's novel and the original miniseries albeit from a contemporary perspective.
Will Packer , Marc Toberoff and Mark Wolper executive produced it, alongside Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal.
LeVar Burton and Korin Huggins co-executive produced it. The four-night, eight-hour event series premiered on Memorial Day , May 30, The ensemble cast includes Forest Whitaker as Fiddler, Anna Paquin as Nancy Holt, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Tom Lea, Anika Noni Rose as Kizzy, Tip "T.
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A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America.
He makes several escape attempts until he is finally caught and maimed. He marries Bell, his plantation's cook, and they have a daughter, Kizzy, who is eventually sold away from them.
Kizzy has a son by her new master, and the boy grows up to become Chicken George. He's a legendary cock fighter who leads his family into freedom.
Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U. I normally don't start out this way, but I feel it matters.
I am a Southern White, and I have not seen this movie up until the other night. I thought this mini-series was one of the top three or four I have ever seen.
Throughout the years since this came out, I never really bothered, thinking it would be simply white bashing.
It was not. I felt it might be in contradiction with the kind people and relatives I grew up knowing.
I feel that this mini-series realistically blends black history in with the history we have been fed from the Northern side as well as the Southern side.
Most southerners were not slave owners. They were represented. I think this movie strove to show the kindness in people, as well as the darkness.
I look at the South with fondness, but I know that what this movie portrayed was true - in spirit, if not fact.
Sometime after this originally came out there was some controversy over Haley faking some of this. I thought at the time , A HA!
It's bull! Again, remember that I had not watched it. Upon seeing it I realized that though some of this might be fiction, it certainly rang true. What I didn't like about the movie: Watching Sandy Duncan and Leslie Uggams play teenagers.
The acting was okay. Duncan reminded me of that spoiled brat in Little House on the Prairie. My guess is that Duncan was cast so she would look like an adult child and not seem out of place compared to Uggams.
George wins and celebrates his newfound freedom. However, they fight one more round against the Englishman and lose. Lea does not have the money to pay off his debt and instead agrees to give George to the man to be taken back to England to raise fighting cocks.
Before George is taken away, Lea promises to have freed his family before he returns from England. On the eve of the Civil War , George returns from England after his British master gave him his freedom after 20 years.
He returns to Tom Lea's farm, now in ruin, and discovers that while he was gone, his mother Kizzy had died and Lea had never freed the rest of his family.
Murray allows George to stay with his wife on the plantation, much to the consternation of his secessionist son Frederick Murray Lane Garrison , who is engaged to marry Nancy Holt Anna Paquin.
George later leaves after discovering that his freedom will be revoked if his remains in the state for more than 90 days.
George's son Tom is now a skilled blacksmith and valued member of the Murray plantation. Tom Sedale Threatt Jr. When war breaks out, Nancy reveals to Tom that she is a Union spy and tries to enlist him to help her.
He initially refuses, but when Frederick and his friends rape his wife, Irene, Tom decides to help. Their plans go awry and Nancy and her slave Jerusalem Mekhi Phifer are exposed as spies and are hanged by Frederick.
Meanwhile, George and another black man named Cyrus T. They participate in the Battle of Fort Pillow , and watch horrified when surrendering black troops are massacred.
George, Cyrus, and Tom flee pursuing Confederate bushwhackers and return to the Murray plantation to learn that all the slaves have been freed by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Kinte Family stays for a time as sharecroppers , continuing to work the Murray Plantation in exchange for livestock and food. Once George returns to the Murray Plantation, he, Cyrus, Tom, Matilda and the rest of their family pack up their belongings and head to Tennessee to start a new life.
When Frederick threatens them, George shoots him. Once in Tennessee, Tom and his wife have a daughter, the first Kinte born free in America.
Many years later, a man named Alex Haley traces his roots to Kunta Kinte and writes a book to honor both his family and all those descended from African slaves.
The History channel commissioned a remake of the miniseries after acquiring rights from David L. Wolper 's son, Mark Wolper, and Alex Haley's estate.
The new eight-hour miniseries, with Mark Wolper as executive producer, drew on Haley's novel and the original miniseries albeit from a contemporary perspective.
Will Packer , Marc Toberoff and Mark Wolper will executive produce it alongside Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal. LeVar Burton , star of the original series, and Korin Huggins will co-executive produce it.
The ensemble cast includes Forest Whitaker as Fiddler, Anna Paquin as Nancy Holt, Lane Garrison as Frederick Murray, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Tom Lea, Anika Noni Rose as Kizzy, Tip Harris as Cyrus, Emayatzy Corinealdi as Belle, Matthew Goode as Dr.
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