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Roots is a highly praised multipart saga of an ethnic minority. And it was filmed in Mexico in 1954. You read that right: the Roots we're talking about is not the Alex Haley miniseries, but a four-episode historical drama concerning itself with various aspects of Mexican-American life. Director Benito Alazraki was among the seven writers who adapted the screenplay from the works of Francisco Roja Gonzalez. Originally titled Raices, the film won the International Critics Award at the Cannes Film Festival...more