Interview with Peter Davis

by Peter Davis (interviewee), Peter Limb (interviewer)
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
April 13, 2004
Publisher: Michigan State University Libraries
Duration: 1:04:00
Type: Interview
Coverage outside Africa: Europe, United Kingdom, United States
Language: English
In the interview Peter Davis discusses the nongovernmental organization (NGO) CARE, CBS, 60 Minutes, gambling, interracial sex, students, the 1976 Soweto Uprising, apartheid, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the Transkei Bantustan, the Special Branch, the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, anti-apartheid films, Brandfort, the ANC (African National Congress), exile, banned organizations, the state of emergency in 1960, the PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), Robben Island, the Sharpeville massacre, the image of the Zulu, AIDS, jail, killing teams, African nationalism, Voortrekker Monument, covered wagons, Rand Afrikaans University, a training camp, guerrillas, the Eastern Cape, the Orange Free State, the Tarzan fiction of Africa, D.W. Griffith, The Zulu's Heart, Birth of a Nation, De Voortrekkers, photographs, Come Back Africa, Lionel Rogosin, Myrtle Berman, sabotage, propaganda films, Rhodesia, independent film making, the BBC, funding, and fundraising. Davis discusses his film documentaries including Hello from Swaziland, The White Laager (on Afrikaner nationalism), Generations of Resistance (on black resistance to white rule in South Africa), Winnie Mandela Under Apartheid, Remember Mandela! (on Nelson Mandela), and In Darkest Hollywood.

Used by permission of Peter Davis, Peter Limb, and the Michigan State University Libraries.
Collection: African Studies Interview Series, Michigan State University Libraries