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Peter Sisam

Pioneering photographer and film-maker.

Peter Sisam, who died aged 100, was a stills photographer who worked on the production of pioneering feature and documentary films, particularly on behalf of the Moral Re-Armament movement (MRA).

In the late 1950s, he gave technical and logistical support in making the first all-African colour feature film, Freedom (1957), written and acted by African people and shot in Nigeria. It highlighted the moral and spiritual challenges of independence. The film was shown around the world in several languages. Peter worked closely with the Swedish film-maker Rickard Tegström, one of Walt Disney’s top cameramen.

Death year
United Kingdom
Primary country of residence
United Kingdom