Roots (1977 IMDb)

Categorization

Dramatization of a popular novel based on its author's ostensible genealogy and concluded with a brief statement by that author.

Subject

An African Muslim is abducted and taken to the land of the free, as a slave. About three generations later, his descendants are freed when the Confederacy falls, but the racist economy has a lot of inertia.

Commentary

Some uncomfortably long temporal jumps and awkward actor replacements as a result of live action.

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