Hardwood (film)

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Directed by Hubert Davis
Produced by Peter Starr, Erin Faith Young
Written by Hubert Davis
Music by Fraser MacDougal, Dave Palmer
Cinematography David Tennant
Edited by Hubert Davis
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release date
  • March 17, 2005 (2005-03-17) (Cleveland International Film Festival)
Running time
29 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Hardwood is a 2005 short documentary film about Canadian director Hubert Davis' relationship to his father, former Harlem Globetrotters member Mel Davis. Through interviews with his mother, his father's wife, his half-brother, and Mel Davis himself, Hubert Davis explores why Mel made the decisions that he did, and how that has affected his life.[1]

Hardwood was met with high critical acclaim and received an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject nomination.[2] It also aired on PBS as part of its Point of View series in 2005.


  1. ^ PBS Synopsis
  2. ^ "NY Times: Hardwood". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 

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