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First Run/Icarus Films

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Works: 1,237 works in 2,148 publications in 7 languages and 39,847 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Biographical films  Drama  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: E175.5.Z56, 973.0722
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Publications about First Run/Icarus Films
Publications by First Run/Icarus Films
Most widely held works by First Run/Icarus Films
Yo, la peor de todas I, the worst of all by la peor de todas Yo( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Filme sobre la religiosa y poetisa mexicana Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, quien a los veinte años entró a un convento en el cual pudo crear un espacio privado para acceder al conocimiento y a la educación que en el siglo XVII le estaban vedados a las mujeres. Drama biográfico dirigido por la fallecida directora argentina María Luisa Bemberg (Camila) basándose en un voluminoso ensayo del poeta Octavio Paz
The take by Avi Lewis( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers, who stage a protest against their bosses and economic globalization by occupying their closed factory and refusing to leave
Howard Zinn you can't be neutral on a moving train : a documentary ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Documents the life and times of the historian, activist and author of the best selling classic "A People's History of the United States." Features archival materials, interviews with Zinn as well as colleagues and friends including Noam Chomsky, Marian Wright Edelman, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Hayden and Alice Walker
Sacco and Vanzetti ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Sacco and Vanzetti brings to life the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and dissenters in America. Millions of people around the world protested on their behalf, and now, 80 years later, their story continues to have great resonance, as civil liberties and the rights of immigrants are again under attack. Powerful prison writings (given voice by John Turturro and Tony Shalhoub) and passionate interviews with Howard Zinn, Arlo Guthrie and Studs Terkel are interwoven with artwork, music, and film clips. Through the story of Sacco and Vanzetti, audiences will experience a universal - and very timely - tale of official injustice and human resilience
The devil's miner ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 404 libraries worldwide
"Dans la ville bolivienne Potosí, on estime que 6.500 enfants âgés entre 7 et 16 ans travaillent dans les mines d'argent de Cerro Rico. "The devil's miner" raconte l'histoire de Basilio Vargas, 14 ans, et son frère Bernardino (12 ans), qui travaillent jusqu'à dix heures par jour sous des conditions inhumaines dans les galeries étroites de cette mine. À travers les yeux de ces enfants, le spectateur est amené à découvrir leur quotidien misérable et les efforts surhumains qu'ils réalisent pour rapporter un revenu essentiel à la survie de leur famille"--[cinema.luxweb.lu]
S21 the Khmer Rouge killing machine ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
A survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia confronts his captors at the notorious detention center codenamed S21, where 16,000 men, women, and children were tortured and killed, their "crimes" meticulously documented to justify their execution
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross facing death by Stefan Haupt( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Noted psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross devoted her life to the study of death and dying, doing much to de-stigmatize dying and draw attention to the treatment of the terminally ill. During the filming of this documentary she lived in seclusion in the Arizona desert on the verge of the transition she researched so passionately. Conversations with Kübler-Ross form the core of the film as she looks back on her life, describes her childhood and her work and explains how she herself faces aging and impending death. Includes interviews with family and colleagues, as well as extensive archival material. Kübler-Ross passed away on August 24th, 2004
Power and terror Noam Chomsky in our times by Noam Chomsky( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
"Chomsky places the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the context of American foreign intervention throughout the postwar decades--in Vietnam, Central America, the Middle East and elsewhere."--Container
Fire on the mountain ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge-where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops-Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory
With God on our side George W. Bush & the rise of the Religious Right in America ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
"Takes an in-depth look at President Bush's connection with evangelical Christianity ... a parable of the complex ways religion and politics mingle in American life"--Container
Proteus a nineteenth century vision ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Through the works of biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel, the role of the sea as the "outer space" of his time is explored. Based almost entirely on 19th-century scientific illustrations, paintings, and photographs brought to life through innovative animation, Proteus explores the undersea world through a complex tapestry of biology, oceanography, scientific history, poetry and myth
War photographer by Christian Frei( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Follows photojournalist James Nachtwey to hot spots including Kosovo, West Bank, and Indonesia, as he searches for a picture he thinks he can publish. A film about a committed, shy man, considered to be the most important war photographer of our time
Selling sickness ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Documentary examines the pharmaceutical industry's marketing of antidepressants with particular emphasis on the firm GlaxoSmithKline. It explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as they promote miracle cures - selling not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them. It also looks at the growing controversy around SSRI antidepressants (especially as they affect adolescents) and follows British psychiatrist David Healy and patients' accusations that aggressive drug marketing is blurring the boundaries between medical conditions and ordinary life
42 up by Michael Apted( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Follows a group of Britons from different economic and social backgrounds who have been interviewed by Michael Apted every seven years from the ages of seven to forty-two. Examines how close they are to achieving the dreams and ambitions of their childhood and youth. Of the original 14 subjects, 11 remain
Khamosh pani Silent waters by Sabiha Sumar( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Urdu and Panjabi and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Set in Pakistan, in 1979, as the country begins embracing Islamic nationalism. Widowed Ayesha lives in Charkhi, Punjab with her son Saleem, who is one of those caught up in the new fundamentalist teachings. As Saleem and his friends attempt to enforce their beliefs on the local community the situation is made even more difficult by the arrival of Sikh pilgrims
The life and times of Sara Baartman "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality
Der lauf der dinge by Peter Fischli( visu )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and German and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A chain reaction of objects that applies the principles of cause and effect, gravity, chemistry, water, gas propulsion and vector propagation to produce the chain reaction in a kinetic art installation by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss
Trinkets & beads ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands
Live nude girls unite! ( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Follows Julia Query--performance artist & comic, video producer & sometime peepshow stripper--on her journey to help organize the only strippers' union in the United States. When invited to speak at the First International Conference on Prostitution, she discovers that her mother, Dr. Joyce Wallace, well-known for her pioneering work with prostitutes and AIDS, is also scheduled to present at the conference
"Fundi" : the story of Ella Baker ( visu )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
A biography of Ella "Fundi" Baker, a behind-the-scenes leader in the American civil rights movement for over 50 years
 
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