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First Run/Icarus Films

Overview
Works: 1,258 works in 2,459 publications in 6 languages and 38,612 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Drama  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by First Run/Icarus Films
Yo, la peor de todas = I, the worst of all by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 620 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
Howard Zinn : you can't be neutral on a moving train : a documentary by Howard Zinn( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member 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 take by Avi Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member 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
Sacco and Vanzetti by George Grosz( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member 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 by Kief Davidson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 378 WorldCat member 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
S21 : the Khmer Rouge killing machine by Rithy Panh( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program chronicles the human rights abuses of the Khmer Rouge after they seized power in Cambodia in 1975
Fire on the mountain( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 370 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
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross : facing death by Stefan Haupt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 335 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
Power and terror : Noam Chomsky in our times by Noam Chomsky( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 318 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
Arguing the world( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, Irving Howe and Irving Kristol as young idealists at City College in the 1940s, their controversial role in the McCarthy era, their battle with the New Left in the sixties, and their vastly differing political views today
War photographer by Christian Frei( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member 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
With God on our side : George W. Bush & the rise of the Religious Right( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member 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
Khamosh pani = Silent waters by Sabiha Sumar( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Urdu and Panjabi and held by 263 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
Selling sickness( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 248 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
Great expectations : a journey through the history of visionary architecture by Jesper Wachtmeister( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kochuu: Documentary about modern Japanese architecture, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. "Kochuu" which translates as "in the jar," refers to the Japanese tradition of constructing small, enclosed physical spaces, which create the impression of a separate universe. Features interviews with some of Japan's leading architects as well as Scandinavian contemporaries
42 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member 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
Trinkets & beads by Christopher Walker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 226 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
"Fundi" : the story of Ella Baker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Ella "Fundi" Baker, a behind-the-scenes leader in the American civil rights movement for over 50 years
The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 224 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
Chats perchés = The case of the grinning cat by Chris Marker( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2001, Chris Marker became intrigued by the sudden appearance of grinning yellow cat paintings on Paris buildings and began to document them, as well as other incidents and protests in the city of Paris while he filmed. The creator is eventually revealed to be an art collective known as Mr. Chat
 
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