Peter Davis has written, produced, and directed more than seventy documentaries. With a strong focus on socio-political documentary, the collection spans such issues as government, history, ecology, culture, health and science, women’s issues, biography, and the apartheid period of South African history, among others.
Davis was born and raised in England. He completed his masters studies at Oxford University before emigrating to Sweden and then North America. His early career included positions as scriptwriter for the National Film Board of Canada; director-cameraman for BBC, CBC, Swedish TV, Danish TV, Australian Broadcasting, and WNET; as well as producer for Swedish TV, London’s Rediffusion Television, BBC, CBS, CBC, CTV, Polytel (West Germany), WNET, the United Nations, UNICEF, and C.A.R.E.
The Peter Davis Collection represents over 50 years of work. The South African material spans the period of the most intensive struggle for human rights in that country, and also includes historical footage dating from the beginning of the century. The collection of documentaries includes - Anatomy Of Violence; Chelsea Bridge Boys; Ivandrare; Jamaica; Kult och Kultur; Pub; Public School; Rise And Fall of Borscht Belt; Royal Hospital and Strip.
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AFRICA | AVIATION | BIRTHDAYS | BRIAN TRENNERY - TRAINS | BRITAIN | COMMERCIALS | CONSTRUCTION | CYCLE SPORT | DECADES | EDUCATION | EMERGENCY SERVICES | EUROPE | FAIRGROUNDS | FAMILIES | HOLIDAYS | HOMELIFE | INDUSTRY | LAW & ORDER | LONDON | MIDDLE EAST | MILITARY | PARTIES | PETER DAVIS - 1960s | RAY PASCOE - CYCLING | SCHOOL | TEENAGERS | TRANSPORT | USA | XMAS |
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