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Davis, Peter 1937-

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Most widely held works by Peter Davis
Hearts and minds by Peter Davis( Visual )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the American involvement in Vietnam, and is a chronicle of the war from a psychological perspective. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland, former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, Senator William Fulbright, Walt Rostow, and Daniel Ellsberg, as well as American Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese leaders. Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon are shown in rare footage
Hometown by Peter Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the forces that unite and divide the small Ohio community of Hamilton by looking at local politics, sports, marriage, crime, and social life
If you came this way : a journey through the lives of the underclass by Peter Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis travels the country looking at the lives of people below the poverty line
Middletown( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the studies of Robert and Helen Lynd in 1929 and 1935, this classic six-part series by Academy Award and Emmy winner Peter Davis explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. Includes a bonus 16-page booklet with new essays be Peter Davis and research consultant, Professor Joseph Trimmer
South Africa : the white laager( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their quest for land in Southern Africa, the Boer people fought off the African inhabitants of the land they were invading from a circle of covered wagons, a laager.Long after they had won their battles, they still considered themselves a people besieged by black hordes even though these black hordes were the work force upon which their prosperity depended. With this siege mentality, the Afrikaners of South Africa created the notorious system known as apartheid, strict separation of the races, and maintenance of their white supremacy. Directed by: Peter Davis
Nelson Mandela : prisoner to president( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the life of the pre-eminent figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, up until his release after 27 years of prison. It takes us from boyhood with roots firmly embedded in the soil of Africa, through his political training with the African National Congress into the years of repression. Deeply involved with all the great anti-apartheid activities, the Defiance Campaign, the Freedom Charter, the Treason Trial, boycotts and strikes, Mandela was finally betrayed and sentenced to life imprisonment. But even in prison on Robben Island, seemingly completely isolated, he was able to win recognition in the outside world as a figure of supreme moral authority, until international mobilization against the apartheid regime forced his release in 1990. Produced and directed by Peter Davis
Seventeen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They are also learning a great deal about life, both in and out of school, and not what school officials think they are teaching
Generations of resistance by Peter Davis( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary using archival photographs, newsreel footage, and interviews to chronicle the quest by black South Africans for economic viability and individual freedom
Girl of my dreams : a novel by Peter Davis( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROMANCE: HISTORICAL. A sweeping novel of Hollywood in the 1930s, "Girl of My Dreams "captures the essence of the Golden Age, when Hollywood became the global fantasy capital it remains today. Screenwriter: The protagonist, Owen Jant, is a young screenwriter who comes of age in the 1930s at the intersection of Hollywood, the Depression, and the heyday of the Communist Party. At every turn, he is finding, and losing, his way. Hollywood star: The glamorous Palmyra Millevoix--complex, gifted, mysterious--is a star more agitated than pleased by her fame. She could have been Grushenka, siren of the Karamazov saga, if she had not been a Hollywood star. Studio mogul: Founder of Jubilee Pictures, Mossy Zangwill is not the last tycoon but the last of the old-style chieftains and first of the corporate moderns, clawing his way from a fatherless home in the Bronx to become by his midthirties a rival to the Warners and Mayers, reigning kings of Hollywood
Sangoma by Peter Davis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Africa, traditional healers have always been regarded with suspicion by practitioners of Western medicine. New efforts to integrate traditional healers into primary health care, nutritional education, and AIDS work holds some promise for a public health system under siege
In darkest Hollywood by Daniel Riesenfeld( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turns the lens on filmmakers and the South African society they so often misrepresented. Films generally supported the ethos of racial domination that led to apartheid and it was only after Africans insisted on being heard that they began to be portrayed on-screen as more than mere adjuncts of whites. Includes newsreel footage of violence in South Africa and interviews with producers, directors, screenwriters, authors and actors who expound upon films they have been instrumental in producing which explored the conditions of black South Africans
Big game( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Muncie Central and Anderson High prepare to meet for the annual basketball game, a game charged with the spirit of long-established rivalry, this film examines what this competition, and the sport itself, means to the community, the coaches, and most of all to the players themselves
Family business by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a six part series about the continuity and change embodied in the people and institutions of one midwestern American community: Muncie, Indiana. A look at the daily routine of the Snider family, as their lives revolve around the family operated business. The focus is on the father's attempt to stay in business, with reactions and opinions from the family
Second time around( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a six part series about the continuity and change embodied in the people and institutions of one midwestern American community: Muncie, Indiana. A couple plan a second marriage for each other and air their attitudes toward marriage, money, children and social problems
The selling of the Pentagon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes a critical look at some of the promotional public relations activities of the U.S. Defense Department. It shows businessmen observing war games, officers on lecture tours, films available for rental, and sidewalk displays. The program examines the cost and scope of these activities and questions whether their expense is warranted in peacetime. When broadcast on prime time television, the film caused tremendous controversy
Middletown( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film examines how faith works in the lives of a small fundamentalist group whose activities manifest a desire to maintain a daily intimacy with God
Hunger in America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary presents evidence of widespread hunger and malnutrition in one of the world's most affluent nations. The program focuses on poor people in four areas : Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas, starving tenant farmers in Virginia, Navajo Indians in Arizona, and black sharecroppers in Alabama. It explores factors underlying their poverty, suggests remedies and critically studies the Department of Agriculture's surplus foods, food stamps and farm subsidy programs
Hearts and minds( Visual )

2 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the American consciousness that led to involvement in Vietnam. Includes interviews with General Westmoreland, Robert Kennedy, former Secretary of Defense, Clark Clifford, Senator William Fulbright, Walt Rostow, and Daniel Ellsberg, as well as American Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese leaders. Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon are shown in rare footage. DVD
The nature of David Suzuki( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Suzuki--award winning geneticist, television host on "The Nature of things", best-selling author, celebrated lecturer and environmentalist--has one of the most famous faces in Canada. This program profiles the man behind the face, as it explores his childhood in a World War II internment camp, travels with him to his childhood places, and examines the price of his current fame. It reveals a man who is an honest and insighful critic of his own character, and who is not afraid to challenge his own assumptions and conditioning
Middletown( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on a mayoral race in Muncie, Indiana, this film follows closely the personalities, strategies, and pressures of an American political contest. In particular, it examines the sharply contrasting styles and backgrounds of the Democratic and Republican candidates
 
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