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Hubert Davis is a Canadian filmmaker who was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming for his directorial debut in Hardwood, a short documentary exploring the life of his father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. Davis was the first Afro-Canadian to be nominated for an Oscar.[1]

Davis was awarded the Don Haig award for top emerging Canadian director at the 2007 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.[2]

Davis' 2009 project was his documentary Invisible City.[3] In 2012, Davis completed work on the NFB short documentary The Portrait for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.[4]


  • Hardwood (2006) - writer, editor, director
  • Aruba (2006) - editor, director, producer
  • Truth (2007) - writer, director[5]
  • Invisible City (2009) - editor, director, producer
  • Wapusk (2011) - director
  • The Portrait (2012) - director
  • Giants of Africa (2016) - director


Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ McSorley, Tom (March–June 2005). "Hardwood". Take One.
  2. ^ a b Tillson, Tamsen (Apr 29, 2007). "'Winners' tops Hot Docs festival". Variety. Reed Business Information.
  3. ^ Brown, Phil (February 3, 2010). "Invisible City: A story of Regent Park as told by two of its own". Metro News. Toronto: Free Daily News Group Inc. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  4. ^ Vlessing, Etan (June 5, 2012). "National Film Board puts final touches to "The Portrait"". Realscreen. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Staff. "Truth (2007)". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "Panavision Grand Jury Award, "Aruba"". Palm Springs International Film Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2009-11-06.

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