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Eternity Has No Door of Escape
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 22 mins

"Outsider art" challenges established historical categories and transcends artistic movements. A translation of the French term art brut, a phrase coined by the painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet in the aftermath of World War II, this label was applied to works produced by artists suffering from mental illness,...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour 22 mins
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Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui
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(Icarus Films), 52 mins

"[El Anatsui] has become a global star and achieved that status by working at home, finding a grand and modest beauty there, and spreading that beauty everywhere."—New York Times

Filmed over three years in Venice, Nsukka, and the United States, this is a powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemp...

(Icarus Films), 52 mins
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Future of Mud
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(Icarus Films, 2007), 58 mins

Through the story of a mason in Djenne, Komusa Tenapo, and his family, this documentary examines an African tradition of mud architecture in Mali. The environmental genius of these ancient construction techniques thick walls with tiny windows that keep the interiors cool despite the stifling heat is expressed in s...

(Icarus Films, 2007), 58 mins
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Lagos / Koolhaas
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(Icarus Films, 2003), 55 mins
Lagos' population is expected to reach 24 million people by 2020, which would make it the third largest city in the world. Every hour, 21 new inhabitants set out to start a life in the city, a life that is highly unpredictable and requires risk taking, networking and improvisation as essential strategies for survi...
(Icarus Films, 2003), 55 mins
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Naji Al-Ali
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(Icarus Films, 2000), 52 mins
During the 30 years since I started drawing, I feel I have been through every Arab prison and I ask myself: What is there to come after all this? I was prepared to die defending just one drawing, because every drawing is like a drop of water which makes its way through the minds of people.'-Naji Al AliThroughout...
(Icarus Films, 2000), 52 mins
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Stolen Art
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(Icarus Films, 2010), 56 mins

In New York City in 1978, an unknown Czech artist by the name of Pavel Novak held an exhibit at WX Gallery entitled 'Stolen Art,' which featured paintings by Rembrandt, Courbet, Van Gogh and other great masters, all reproduced with astonishing accuracy by Novak. Following the claim by a private collector that one...

(Icarus Films, 2010), 56 mins
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The Absent House
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(Icarus Films, 2014), 55 mins

A designer from Puerto Rico pioneered green architecture thirty years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions including a house without a roof that is completely independent of the power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels, a pre-designed sustainable house, a parachut...

(Icarus Films, 2014), 55 mins
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Between Madness and Art
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(Icarus Films, 2008), 1 hour 16 mins

What is the link between psychological states and the creative process? Is there a relationship between psychosis and the artistic impulse? What can art works produced by mental patients tell us about artistic genius? Can art therapy be helpful in the treatment of the mentally ill?

BETWEEN MADNESS AND ART examines...

(Icarus Films, 2008), 1 hour 16 mins
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The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 30 mins
A documentary about the entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg, and the tense sociopolitical context of China's ongoing transformation since the 1970s. Born in Switzerland, Uli Sigg made an impact on China's shift in economic policy after the Mao era; he has also established the world's most significant...
(Icarus Films), 1 hour 30 mins
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Dreaming of a Tree House
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(Icarus Films, 2012), 1 hour 6 mins

DREAMING OF A TREE HOUSE is a film about the pioneering community-building project of the world-famous architect Frei Otto in Berlin, called the Okohaus-an experimental, ecological, customized housing project in the city center.

Including interviews with Frei Otto, Christine Kanstinger-Otto, Hermann Kendel, Yona...

(Icarus Films, 2012), 1 hour 6 mins
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