ROOTS: A HISTORY REVEALED directed by Anthony Giacchino
ROOTS: A HISTORY REVEALED directed by Anthony Giacchino I RT 46 Min I DOC I USA
*Q&A with Director Anthony Giacchino and Historians following the screening
“ROOTS: A History Revealed,” is the companion documentary to HISTORY’s 2016 reimagining of Alex Haley’s ROOTS. It’s an unrestrained look at the history of slavery in America. As interviewee Nwando Achebe says in the film, this isn’t “a feel-good history … but we must tell the history as it is, without whitewashing in any way.”
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Producer/Director/Writer – ANTHONY GIACCHINO
Anthony is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian whose films have appeared on PBS and HISTORY. He has also created documentary content for Paramount Pictures, Disney and Warner Bros. In addition to his documentary films, Anthony curated the New York City Police Museum’s centennial exhibit on JOE PETROSINO, the legendary NYPD detective whose 1909 murder made him the force’s only member to be killed overseas in the line of duty. Anthony marked another centennial in March 2011 with his Cooper Union installation, LETTERS TO ANOTHER CENTURY – THE TRIANGLE FIRE LETTER PROJECT, which honored the 146 NYC garment workers who perished in the infamous 1911 fire.