Thursday, February 2, 2017

Roots TV remake costumes on display...

As it's Black History Month I thought it was timely to share these costumes from the History TV remake of Roots, and whilst others may not want to acknowledge things like the Holocaust and slavery ever happened, I think it's important to acknowledge this dark, ugly chapter in American history. This 2016 mini-series adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots: The Saga of an American Family stars Malachi Kirby as 'Kunte Kinte', an African man kidnapped and sold into slavery, chronicling his life and those of his descendants in the United States.

Original costumes from 2016's Roots TV remake
Roots 2016 TV remake costumes
Roots 2016 remake costumes
Roots TV remake costumes
Forest Whitaker 2016 Roots Fiddler costume
Forest Whitaker Roots Fiddler remake costume
Malachi Kirby Roots Kunte Kinte costume
Malachi Kirby Roots Kunte Kinte remake costume
Anika Noni Rose Roots Kizzy costume
Anna Paquin Roots Nancy Holt TV costume
Anna Paquin Roots Nancy Holt remake costume
Roots 2016 TV remake costumes
Denise Milfort Roots Miss Ellen remake costume
Ruth Carter and Diana Gilliers were Costume Designers on this historical drama which also starred Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Denise Milfort.

These costumes from the TV series were photographed on display at the FIDM Museum in Downtown L.A. on August 9, 2016.

For more black history in film, you may also want to check out these Selma movie costumes, Hidden Figures movie costumes and Loving movie costumes.

Roots remake TV billboard
Buy the TV remake: Roots [DVD + Digital]

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