Win a Blu-ray copy of ‘Roots’

To win a copy of “Roots” which includes an in-depth behind-the-scene featurette, simply send us an email.

“Roots,” which was watched by 14.4 million total linear viewers over the course of all premiere week in May is available on Blu-ray and Caribpress is giving away a copy of the 4-part miniseries.Roots

Based on the Alex Haley novel and inspired by the 1977 series about one family’s struggle to resist the institution of American slavery,  “Roots” follows a man named Kunta Kinte who is kidnapped in Africa then sold into slavery in the United States. He struggles to retain his spirit and sense of self worth while struggling against those who have enslaved him. Fighting to become free of his conditions, he suffers from brutal punishments when his owners become threatened by his strength. As the years pass by, he marries a woman named Belle and the lives of his descendants continue his legacy.

Each of the four installments stands as its own miniature “episode,” telling roughly one story about one character in the Roots family tree, but one that’s informed by those who have gone before.

“Nearly 40 years ago I had the privilege to be a part of an epic television event that started an important conversation in America,” said LeVar Burton, Co-Executive Producer and the original Kunta Kinte. “I am incredibly proud to be a part of this new retelling and start the dialogue again, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”

Engaging and enlightening, this 4-part miniseries is brought to life by an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood”), Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”), Mekhi Phifer (“The Divergent Series”), Tip “T.I.” Harris (“Ant-Man”), Matthew Goode (“Downton Abbey”), Emayatzy Corinealdi  (“Miles Ahead”), alongside breakouts Regé-Jean Page and Malachi Kirby.

The classic American saga is reimagined for a whole new generation and follows Kunta Kinte and his family through the generations, up to the Civil War.

To win a copy of “Roots” which includes an in-depth behind-the-scene featurette, simply send an email to: samantha.ofole@caribpress.com with the subject line “Roots Giveaway” Winners will be picked at random when the competition closes October 14.

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