“Roots (2016) – Official Miniseries Trailer #1 [HD]”
Synopsis: “Roots” is described as a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. The narrative spans multiple generations, beginning with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland in the Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history — including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Regé-Jean Page, Malachi Kirby, Laurence Fishburne
Writer/s: Alex Haley (novel), Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Alison McDonald, Charles Murray
Director/s: Bruce Beresford, Thomas Carter, Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles
Release Date: May 30th, 2016
Copyright: © 2016 The History Channel