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First Run/Icarus Films

Overview
Works: 1,167 works in 2,377 publications in 6 languages and 38,696 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Biographical films  Drama  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, fds
Classifications: PN1997, B
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Most widely held works by First Run/Icarus Films
Howard Zinn : you can't be neutral on a moving train : a documentary by Howard Zinn( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 623 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
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 622 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 525 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
Sacco and Vanzetti by Giuliano Montaldo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 482 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 407 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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 381 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]
Fire on the mountain( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 374 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
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

This program chronicles the human rights abuses of the Khmer Rouge after they seized power in Cambodia in 1975
Power and terror : Noam Chomsky in our times by John Junkerman( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 319 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 294 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

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 )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 277 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
With God on our side : George W. Bush & the rise of the Religious Right( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 274 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 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 )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 250 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
Selling sickness( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 246 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
Fidel : the untold story by Estela Bravo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 244 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 235 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
Great expectations : a journey through the history of visionary architecture by Jesper Wachtmeister( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 235 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
"Fundi" : the story of Ella Baker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and work of Ella Baker during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the period of the most dramatic upsurge in the struggle for racial justice. 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
 
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La Sierra : urban warfare in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia
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