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First Run/Icarus Films

Works: 1,124 works in 2,161 publications in 7 languages and 39,295 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, fds
Classifications: TR820.6, 973.0722
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by First Run/Icarus Films
Yo, la peor de todas I, the worst of all by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 614 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life and times of Howard Zinn, historian, activist and author of the best selling classic "A People's History of the United States," an eye-opening history from the perspective of the disenfranchised. 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member 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
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross facing death by Stefan Haupt( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member 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
S21 the Khmer Rouge killing machine by Rithy Panh( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program chronicles the human rights abuses of the Khmer Rouge after they seized power in Cambodia in 1975
The devil's miner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 386 WorldCat member 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"--[]
Power and terror Noam Chomsky in our times by John Junkerman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member 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
War photographer by Christian Frei( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire sur le réputé photographe de guerre, l'américain James Nachtwey. À l'aide de micro caméras fixées sur l'appareil de Nachtwey, le réalisateur Christian Frei nous permet d'accompagner le célèbre photographe dans sa recherche d'une image de guerre
Fidel the untold story( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member 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
42 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member 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."
Der lauf der dinge by Peter Fischli( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member 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
Khamosh pani Silent waters by Sabiha Sumar( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Urdu and Panjabi and held by 261 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 246 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member 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
Fire on the mountain( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member 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
The secret life of babies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the extent of the baby's vast world of perceptions, from intrauterine life to the first months following birth"--Original container
Trinkets & beads by Christopher Walker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member 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
Motherland Afghanistan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Afghanistan today has the second highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi reveals the extent of this tragedy by documenting the 2003 return to Afghanistan of her father, an OB/GYN who emigrated to the U.S. in 1972, as he attempts to rehabilitate Kabul's Rabia Balkhi Hospital with the promised support of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services."--Container
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