Documenting Apartheid: 30 Years of Filming South Africa
by Peter Davis
African Activist Archive Project
Peter Davis, founder of Villon Films
, 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 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.
Copyright Peter Davis. This article was written for the African Activist Archive Project.