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Davis, Peter 1937-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 274 publications in 2 languages and 6,725 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Drama  Biographical films  Internet videos  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  War films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Director, Production personnel, Producer, Editor, Performer
Classifications: F1528, 972.8505
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter Davis
 
Most widely held works by Peter Davis
Hearts and Minds by Peter Davis( Visual )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that unflinchingly confronted the United States' involvement in Vietnam at the height of the foment that surrounded it. Using a wealth of sources, from interviews to newsreels to footage of the conflict and the upheaval it occasioned on the home front, Davis constructs a powerfully affecting picture of the disastrous effects of war. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland; former Secretary of Defense, Clark Clifford; Senator William Fulbright; Walt Rostow; and Daniel Ellsberg
Hometown by Peter Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 786 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 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis travels the country looking at the lives of people below the poverty line
Hearts and minds( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 728 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
Middletown( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 198 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
In darkest Hollywood by Daniel Riesenfeld( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost from the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have looked at the continent of Africa with a mixture of fear and fascination, prejudice and contempt. South Africa, with its fabulous mineral wealth, exotic locations, and white settlers, attracted scores of movie makers. Now, when the era of white rule has ended, In darkest Hollywood asks: What was the role of cinema during the 45 year reign of apartheid? Through a mosaic of feature, documentary, and propaganda films, with commentary by writers, directors, and actors, some of whom supported apartheid, and others who fought to destroy it, In darkest Hollywood turns the lens towards the filmmakers and the society they so often misunderstood and misrepresented. This two-part series examines the role of cinema in both supporting and attacking apartheid. It questions Hollywood's commitment to racial stereo types and reluctance to depict black heroes. Among those appearing are: Lewis Nkosi, Zakes Mokae, Sir Richard Attenborough, Lonel Rogosin, Thomas Mogotlane, Andre Brink, Euzhan Palcy. First Prize, Big Muddy Film FestivalGold Plaque Award, Chicago International Film Festival; London Film Festival; Berlin Film Festival; Amsterdam Film Festival. Directed by: Peter Davis Daniel Riesenfeld
South Africa : the white laager( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and French and held by 169 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
Winnie Mandela by Jennifer Hudson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the more than a quarter of a century that her husband spent in jail, Winnie Mandela was persecuted by the white authorities, first to put pressure on her husband, and then because she developed as a leader in her own right. Under enormous constraints, Winnie Mandela slowly developed a heroic public relations campaign that kept Nelson's image alive, and the attention of the world on South Africa. Directed by Peter Davis
Nelson Mandela : prisoner to president by Peter Davis( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 148 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
A Sizwe Bansi workshop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play, Sizwe Bansi is dead, follows the main character, Sizwe, as he writes to his wife after an unsuccessful search for a new job and better life for his family. This film places the viewer in the discussions between Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona as they attempt to explain and re-write the play. Director: Peter Davis
Seventeen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 109 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 69 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
Sangoma by Peter Davis( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 54 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
Girl of my dreams : a novel by Peter Davis( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 52 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
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 30 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
Hearts and minds( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the American consciousness that led to involvement in Vietnam. 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. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature of 1974
Middletown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the daily routine of the Snider family, as their lives revolve around the family-operated business. Focuses on the father's attempt to stay in business, with reactions and opinions from the family
Hunger in America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A researched study of hunger and malnutrition in the United States, showing views of Black sharecroppers in Alabama, Navajo Indians in Arizona, tenant farmers near Washington, D.C. and impoverished Mexican-Americans in San Antonio. Includes a discussion of surplus foods, food-stamps, and the farm subsidy program
Middletown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of Muncie, Indiana seniors through their final year at Southside High School. Provides a participant/observer perspective on the lives of the teenagers, both in school and out of school
 
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English (158)

French (4)