First Run/Icarus Films
Most widely held works about First Run/Icarus Films
Most widely held works by First Run/Icarus Films
Yo, la peor de todas I, the worst of all ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 494 libraries worldwide
This historical drama tells the story of Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Siglo de Oro. In order to pursue her passion for writing, Juana enters the convent. There, she develops an intimate relationship with the vicereine, who inspires her poetry. But when the forces of the Inquisition invade the convent, the women have only each other to turn to.
The take ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 467 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 420 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 384 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.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross facing death ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
A look at the doctor who devoted her life to death and dying, and her own experiences with it, from her life as a triplet to her career as a famous psychiatrist, her international fame as an author, and her series of strokes and death.
Forgiving Dr. Mengele ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
"Eva Kor and her twin sister Miriam were victims of the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who conducted sadistic experiments on human beings at Auschwitz concentration camp. Haunted ever since by these cruel acts, something even more shocking occurs: Eva finds the power to forgive him. Having finally liberated herself from her feelings of rage and victimhood, she becomes a tireless advocate of this new way of healing - but not everyone is ready to forgive the unforgivable"--Container.
Power and terror Noam Chomsky in our times ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 306 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.
42 up ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Follows a group of Britons from different economic and social backgrounds, interviewing them at the age of seven, then again at fourteen, twenty-one, twenty-eight, and now at forty-two to examine how close they are to achieving the dreams and ambitions of their childhood and youth.
The life and times of Sara Baartman "The Hottentot Venus ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 285 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.
Sacco and Vanzetti ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Examines the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti through archival film, music, poetry and excerpts from the 1971 feature film. Also includes interviews with historians, artists and activists as well as readings from the prison diaries of the two defendants.
S21 the Khmer Rouge killing machine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Khmer and held by 267 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.
A life apart Hasidism in America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
A life apart relates the story of the creation of the Hasidic post-Holocaust communities in the United States.
Last dance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the genesis of A selection, a dance work created in collaboration by Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks of the Night Kitchen Theater. Beginning with the first rehearsals for the work, the film explores the complex and occasionally troubled interaction between the dance company, known for its innovative collaborative approach to choreography, and Sendak, an eminent author and illustrator. Archival footage from Nazi Germany depicts the inspiration for the work, a dance of death evoking the evils of the Jewish Holocaust. The film follows A selection from its presentation as a work-in-progress at Purchase College's Performing Arts Center to its world premiere at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C., and its New York premiere at the Joyce Theater. A sequence of performance excerpts from the work conclude the film.
Khamosh pani Silent waters ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Urdu and Panjabi and held by 238 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.
Fire on the mountain ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 232 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.
Kim's story the road from Vietnam ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Kim Phuc, who was photographed as a nine year old girl running naked down a road in Vietnam, screaming in agony from napalm burns. Now, in order to confront her past, Kim comes to America on a remarkable odyssey to Washington's Vietnam War Memorial wall, as part of Veterans Day ceremonies. There she makes it clear that her mission is one of forgiveness and a wider healing.
Live nude girls unite ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 195 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.
The intolerable burden ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Documentary film of how Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the public schools of Drew, Mississippi in 1965, which were all white. The Drew school board had initiated a "freedom of choice" plan to bring the district in compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but Blacks were not expected to choose all white schools.
Trinkets & beads ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 183 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.
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Australian languages (3)
Haitian French Creole (1)
Creoles and Pidgins (1)
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