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First Run/Icarus Films

Works: 1,238 works in 2,102 publications in 6 languages and 39,754 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Case studies  Film adaptations  Interviews  Longitudinal studies  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Documentary films 
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 592 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 523 libraries worldwide
"In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory ... All they want is to re-start the silent machine, but this simple act- "the take" -threatens to turn the globalization debate on its head."--Label on videocassette container
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 478 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
The devil's miner ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 396 libraries worldwide
The story of 14 year-old Basilio Vargas and his 12 year-old brother Bernardino as they work in the sixteenth century Bolivian silver mines of Cerro Rico (Potosí). Cerro Rico miners believe that Satan, as represented by hundreds of statues constructed in the mines, determines whether they live or die there
Sacco and Vanzetti ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 387 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
S21 the Khmer Rouge killing machine ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 377 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 358 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 332 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
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 315 libraries worldwide
Relates George Bush's story in evangelical conservatives' own words. What emerges is a parable of the complex ways religion and politics mingle in American life
Fire on the mountain ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 310 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
Proteus a nineteenth century vision ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 302 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
42 up by Michael Apted( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Another revisit with the British children who have been interviewed at ages 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 are now presented at age 42. Events in their lives and their thoughts are seen in each period of life. The interviews create a sociological document of postwar Britain and a moving portrait of the mystery, surprises and disappointments of growing up
War photographer by Christian Frei( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
James Nachtwey has been very close to the subjects he photographs and has been that way for over 20 years - a time period in which he has not missed a single war. Follow as James goes from Kosovo to the West Bank to Indonesia as he searches for pictures he can publish. This committed, shy man, is considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of our time
The life and times of Sara Baartman "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 263 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
Selling sickness ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 262 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
Khamosh pani Silent waters by Sabiha Sumar( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Urdu and Panjabi and held by 252 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
Der lauf der dinge by Peter Fischli( visu )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and German and held by 245 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
Fidel the untold story ( visu )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Documental que presenta la vida y carrera política de Fidel Castro. Incluye material de archivo, entrevistas a Castro, su familia, ex guerrilleros, políticos e historiadores
Trinkets & beads ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 219 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 215 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
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