Documenting Apartheid: 30 Years of Filming South Africa

by Peter Davis
Publisher: African Activist Archive Project
11 pages
Type: Article
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Peter Davis is the founder of Villon Films. He has been independently producing and distributing award-winning films since 1970. For many years be was based in the U.S. He has written, produced, and directed more than thirty documentaries including several on apartheid. His credits include South Africa: The White Laager (1977), a history of Afrikaner nationalism and Generations of Resistance (1980), documenting the long history of African rebellion against white rule up to the student uprising of 1976. The Peter Davis Collection at Indiana University represents thirty years of work. The collection includes not only films, but also corresponding outtakes, photographs, stills, audiocassettes, and manuscripts, all available for research and study.
Copyright Peter Davis. This article was written for the African Activist Archive Project.