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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...more