Roots is an American Story.
We’re rolling out the red carpet! Get ready as Hollywood is coming to Oakland to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Roots as part of Oakland’s Black Arts Movement District. Celebrate the filmmakers of the Oakland International Film Festival and see who wins in their category at the Awards Ceremony.
Never before has the cast of both series come together on stage, cast members from the original 1977 Roots (old school) miniseries and the 2016 Roots: A New Vision (new school) come together in a “No Holds Barred Fireside Chat”. Listen to Hollywood award-winning legends, actors, film directors and producers discuss the impact of Roots over the last 40 years, the state of minorities in Hollywood, and other social justice issues important to them. Only the major TV studios have the ability to have an event like this, until now!
Want a chance to get on stage and feel like a star by being a part of the program? Scroll through the website and learn about the different opportunities. Don’t miss the chance to meet the celebrities and some of your local musical artists!