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Conversations with Roy DeCarava
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(Icarus Films, 1984), 28 mins
It starts before you snap the shutter... It starts with your sense of what's important.' These are the words of Roy DeCarava, one of the foremost photographic artists of the twentieth century, contributor to the Family of Man exhibit and the first black photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. These are th...
(Icarus Films, 1984), 28 mins
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The Destruction of Memory
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 22 mins
The bombing of Sarajevo's National Library and the burning of its ancient books. The looting of the Iraqi National Museum and destruction of its priceless historical objects. The beheading of Kahled al-Asaad, long-time lead archaeologist for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city of Palmyra, Syria, for refusin...
(Icarus Films), 1 hour 22 mins
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Great Expectations
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(Icarus Films, 2007), 53 mins

Great Expectations is included on the same DVD as Kochuu This documentary provides an astonishing journey through innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architecture projects-including concrete illusions of grandeur and Lego-like modular apartments to an Instant City Airship and round, grass-covered...

(Icarus Films, 2007), 53 mins
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Living With The Past
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(Icarus Films, 2001), 53 mins

Cairo is one of the few medieval cities in the world that remains relatively intact. LIVING WITH THE PAST is a filmic portrait of Darb al-Ahmar, a neighborhood in the heart of the old city now facing a process of radical change.

Produced by Elizabeth Fernea (producer of the Women in the Middle East Series) th...

(Icarus Films, 2001), 53 mins
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A Modest World
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(Icarus Films), 54 mins

A MODEST WORLD goes in search of the anonymous adventurers of daily life, people who blow up all of our official aesthetic codes, and transform insignificant things into works of art.
'Modest art' is an anarchic jumble. It consists of outsider art, singular art, wacky collectors, folk art, votive art, garden gnome...

(Icarus Films), 54 mins
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The Next Big Thing
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(Icarus Films, 2014), 58 mins

Prices for contemporary art are going through the roof despite the lousy economic situation in general. Internet, the growing number of rich individuals and globalization have changed the art market beyond recognition. Has contemporary art become a commodity in the hands of the super rich private collectors?

This...

(Icarus Films, 2014), 58 mins
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Now He's Out in Public and Everyone Can See
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(Icarus Films), 24 mins

A riveting polyphonic documentary, NOW HE'S OUT IN PUBLIC AND EVERYONE CAN SEE presents a fractured narrative about an unnamed man whose racial identity is continually redrawn and contested by clusters of impassioned narrators. This intricately-edited and deeply political essay film by artist Natalie Bookchin is c...

(Icarus Films), 24 mins
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The Owl's Legacy: Cosmogony, or the Ways of the World
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(Icarus Films, 1989), 26 mins

Episode 9 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Cosmogony, or the Ways of the World".

(Icarus Films, 1989), 26 mins
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Secret Museums
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(Icarus Films, 2009), 1 hour 16 mins

Throughout the ages, erotic art has been created by some of the world's best-known artists, but it is rarely on public display. Whether it is held in private collections, or kept under lock and key in museums and libraries worldwide, erotic art and literature remains censored. But when graphic, even extreme sexual...

(Icarus Films, 2009), 1 hour 16 mins
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The Silence of Mark Rothko
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(Icarus Films, 2016), 52 mins

'He wanted the viewer to step into the painting. What he aimed for was not a consumption of art, but a dialogue. He thought that art could transform the public.' -Annie Cohen-Solal, Mark Rothko biographer
Painter Mark Rothko is best known for imposing canvasses that eschew representation in favor of pure color and...

(Icarus Films, 2016), 52 mins
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