Monday, June 13, 2016

Roots

Have you been watching Roots on tv?  It is a really good movie, and makes you aware of this particular period of time.  The actors did an amazing job, and even the children actors were incredible.  There is one scene where the children were playing with their dolls, and it was one of my favorite scenes in the movie.   Here are some of the characters I liked best.

Tom Lea
 
 
Kunta Kinte
 
 
Kizzy
 
 
Fiddler
 
 
Belle
 
 
Chicken George
 
 
Missy
 
 
Nancy Holt
(she had a small role but a powerful one).
 
 
 
The movie may still be showing
if you want to watch it.
I recommend it,
it's an awesome one.
 
~Sheri

20 comments:

Susie said...

Sheri, I have always loved the story of Roots. Chicken George was one of my favorites. Hope you are having a good start to your week. We are going to be busy here. I just realized I missed my classmate brunch this morning. Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie

Stephanie said...

Good morning, sweet Sheri! Ah, what a delight to my heart to pop in for a visit. How are YOU? Oh, how I have missed you. I sincerely hope all is well and you're enjoying this month of June.

I have not watched this, but I must say it looks quite good and interesting. Thanks for telling us about it. Have a wonderful week!

Much love to you!

TARYTERRE said...

A powerful movie. A great recommendation for summer viewing.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

We have the 1976 version with Lavar Burton! We watched it a few months back; I had seen it in my senior year of high school where as my husband had never seen it. POWERFUL indeed!

Happy day dearest Sheri!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Sheri,
Have watched the original movie many years ago and the message was powerful and stayed with me. Have a delightful week.
xoxo,
Vera

Jody and Stan said...

Sheri, I loved watching Roots when I was younger. I loved all the characters and actors. They did a unforgettable performance. Happy Monday ♥
Hugs, Jody

Barbara Lilian said...

I love period films, especially the costumes , and there is always a story with no foul language. I haven't seen this film, I'll have to watch out for it on the English TV channels.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I've seen parts of the original movie, Sheri. It's a powerful, sad part of our history. I'm very tender hearted and have trouble watching acts of violence on someone because of the color of their skin. It is a cautionary tale for today.
Have a beautiful day. ♥

Debby Ray said...

My hubby recorded the whole series and I was able to see part of a it. I have always been interested in the Roots movies, especially the original series created by Alex Haley. The cool thing is, he is from this area of NC where I live and many of the areas depicted in the movies was right in the very county where I live! There is a cemetery a few miles from me where some of his relatives who were slaves are buried. Such an interesting (and sad) time in history.

Lowcarb team member said...

I have not watched it, but the images you've shared are very powerful.

I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

All the best Jan

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I remember watching the original 'Roots' and what an impact it made on me, dear Sheri. I have not caught this new version, but if it comes around again, I will be sure to tune in. xx Karen

Carla from The River said...

I have not watched it. I will look into it.
Carla

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

The original was fabulous, but I haven't seen this version. Thank you for the review Sheri!

Patricia said...

I did not know there was a new movie of Roots, but enjoyed the original series back in the day. I'll be sure to look out for it over here. Thanks for sharing it with us Sheri.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Sheri,

I remember watching the original series and the powerful message that it carried.
These epic movies seem to stay with us our entire lives.

Jemma

a writing place said...

I know that slavery was condoned in this country. Just as I know that the Holocaust happened, in Germany.

Both are horrible blots on humanity.

But since I did not, nor did any of my ancestors, participate in either, I can not dwell on either. Beyond fully saying, that they were blots on humanity.

And I do not agree with the prevailing view, that we must _continue_ to give special perks, to the off spring of slaves. When does it end? Never?

Tessa

Michelle B said...

I haven't watched Roots in a very long time. It is a movie I feel my daughter should watch. Thank you for reminding us about it.

Style For Mankind said...

Totally love this! <3

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Mary Palumbo Collings said...

A wonderful powerful movie with fantastic actors… I should watch it again… Been so busy lately, I didn't even know it was showing again.
XOXO Mary

Villa Zeezicht said...

How special to see these pictures from the film Roots over here! Ik do remember them very well, from when I was a bit younger and it was on te television... It's so good to learn grom the past, it's the only way we can look at te future!