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The Saga of an American family by ALEX HALEY
A dramatisation in six parts based on one man's search for his roots which led to a best-selling book and a highly successful television series on both sides of the Atlantic. Part 1 starring
West Africa 1750. A son is born to Binta and Omoro of the Mandinka tribe. He is named Kunta
Kinte, and his childhood is happy - and free.
Directed by DAVID GREENE
A David Wolper production


Unknown: Alex Haley
Directed By: David Greene
Unknown: David Wolper
Captain Davies: Edward Asner
the Wrestler: Ji Tu Cumbuka
Kintango: Moses Gunn
Omoro: Thalmus Rasulala
Binta: Cicely Tyson
Slater: Ralph Waite
: And Introducing
Kunta Kinte: Levar Burton

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