EAN-139786302571257   EAN-13 barcode 9786302571257
Product NameRoots 6 Video Box Set [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Short DescriptionWeight:3 pounds
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Price New9.68 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used5.18 US Dollars    (curriencies)
CastLeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos, Madge Sinclair
BindingVHS Tape
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Run Time563 minutes
Long DescriptionFrom the moment the young, Kunta Kinte is stolen from him life and ancestral home in the 18th century Africa and brought under inhumane conditions to be auctioned as a slave in American, a line is begun that leads from this most shameful chapter in U.S. history t the 20th century author, Alex Haley, a Kinte descendent. The late Haley's acclaimed book Roots was adapted into the six volume television miniseries, which was a widely watched phenomenon in 1977. The programs cover several generations in the antebellum South and end with the story of Chicken (George), a freed slave played by Ben Vereen whose family fels the agony of entrenched racism and learns to fight it. Between the lives of Kunta and George, we meet a number of memorable characters, black and white, and learn much about the emotional and physical torments of slavery, from beatings and rapes to forced separation of spouses and families. Nothing like this had ever confronted so many mainstream American when the series was originally broadcasted, and the extent to which the country was nudged a degree or two enlightenment was instantly obvious. Roots still has that ability to open eyes and engage an audience in a sweeping, memorable drama at the same time.
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