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First Run/Icarus Films

Overview
Works: 1,119 works in 2,176 publications in 7 languages and 38,851 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Biographical films  Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, fds
Classifications: TR820.6, 791.4372
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 María Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member 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 by Avi Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 523 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
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross : facing death by Stefan Haupt( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 409 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
The devil's miner by Kief Davidson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 385 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"--[cinema.luxweb.lu]
S21 : the Khmer Rouge killing machine by Rithy Panh( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 374 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
Fire on the mountain( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 338 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
War photographer by James Nachtwey( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 285 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
Der lauf der dinge by Peter Fischli( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 276 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 259 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
La Sierra : urban warfare in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of several young people living in La Sierra, a neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia that is controlled by a gang with ties to paramilitary forces and where street warfare is constant
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 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film on the life of a Khoi Khoi 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
Fidel : the untold story( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 243 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
Selling sickness( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 243 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
Howard Zinn : you can't be neutral on a moving train( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist, and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans, and the working poor. Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues such as Noam Chomsky, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years
"Fundi" : the story of Ella Baker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights Ella Baker's work in U.S. civil rights movement of 1960s. Since Ms. Baker's activism spanned over 50 years in the North and the South, the struggles of earlier decades are portrayed, giving a sense of the continuity of the fight for social change
Arguing the world( Visual )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 122 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
 
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