Winnie Mandela: Under Apartheid

June 04, 2018

Peter Davis

Monday, June 4, 6:00PM–8:00PM, Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre

Sponsored by SFU's Institute for the Humanities

Note: copies of the documentary will be available for purchase at the event for $15/each (cash or cheque only)

Film Screening and Q&A with Director

Davis's documentary, Winnie Mandela: Under Apartheid, was made made in 1986, when Winnie was in exile in Brandfort, South Africa, and necessitated Davis's illegal entry into South Africa.  It deals with Winnie's life up to that point. The film received many awards, and was recently acquired by South African Television for broadcast there.


Peter Davis is a veteran documentary filmmaker who has in his long career produced and directed some 70 documentaries on social and political subjects, as well as working on many others.  His work has been shown on Canadian, American, British, German, Japanese, Swedish and South African television. Much of his work was on apartheid South Africa, on which he produced about a dozen documentaries.