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First Run/Icarus Films

Works: 1,196 works in 2,056 publications in 6 languages and 39,425 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Case studies  Film adaptations  Interviews  Longitudinal studies  Exhibition catalogs  Church history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: TR820.6, 973.0722
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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 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 580 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 519 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 )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 436 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 devil's miner ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 year old Basilio Vargas and his 12 year old brother Bernardino work in the Bolivian silver mines of Cerro Rico (Potosi). Having abandoned their Catholic beliefs, Cerro Rico miners believe that Satan, as represented by hundreds of statues constructed in the mines, determines whether they will live or die there
S21 the Khmer Rouge killing machine ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 372 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member 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
Power and terror Noam Chomsky in our times by John Junkerman ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 336 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 318 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
Sacco and Vanzetti ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants accused of murder during a robbery and executed. Uses archival film, music, poetry, and excerpts from the 1971 feature film as well an interviews with historians, artists, and activists and readings from the prison diaries of the defendants to discuss the issues of bigotry and intolerance in America
42 up by Michael Apted ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 288 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
The life and times of Sara Baartman "The Hottentot Venus" ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 279 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
War photographer by Christian Frei ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 270 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
Der lauf der dinge by Peter Fischli ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside a warehouse, artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss build an enormous, precarious structure 100 feet long made from common household items - tea kettles, tyres, old shoes, balloons, wooden ramps, etc. Then with fire, water, gravity and chemistry, they create a spectacular chain reaction, a self-destructing performance of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock
Khamosh pani Silent waters by Sabiha Sumar ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Urdu and Panjabi and held by 253 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
Fidel the untold story ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary produced in Cuba celebrating the life and political career of Fidel Castro through archival footage, interviews with Castro and commentary by family, associates, former guerrilla fighters, politicians and historians. Castro is seen swimming with bodyguards in the ocean, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting with Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club
Selling sickness ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary examines the pharmaceutical industry's marketing of antidepressants. 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 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 226 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
Live nude girls unite! ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member 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
Trinkets & beads ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 218 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
A life apart Hasidism in America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A life apart relates the story of the creation of the Hasidic post-Holocaust communities in the United States
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Alternative Names
English (62)
Spanish (6)
Khmer (4)
Urdu (1)
German (1)
Panjabi (1)