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Behind the Rainbow
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(Icarus Films), 2 hours 18 mins

Against the backdrop of South Africa's 2009 election, which saw Jacob Zuma become the country's third democratically elected president, BEHIND THE RAINBOW is a detailed exploration of the evolution of, and internal conflicts within, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), since it first came to power with Nels...

(Icarus Films), 2 hours 18 mins
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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 Giant Is Falling
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 1 hour 17 mins

The loyalty people have for the party of liberation operates at a deep psychological level. But in recent years, the ANC's popularity is at an all time low, not least amongst people who were once its most loyal supporters. The nation's sense of unease is only made worse by the high profile corruption cases surroun...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 1 hour 17 mins
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The Last Angel of History
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(Icarus Films, 1997), 45 mins
John Akomfrah, director of Seven Songs of Malcolm X, returns with an engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. This cinematic essay posits science fiction (with tropes su...
(Icarus Films, 1997), 45 mins
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No Loans Today
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(Icarus Films, 1995), 55 mins
Centering on the ABC Loan Co., a twenty-five year old pawnshop/check cashing outlet, NO LOANS TODAY documents daily life in the African-American community of South Central Los Angeles. The film explores the lives of several people who've either chosen or been forced to remain in this community. With interviews and...
(Icarus Films, 1995), 55 mins
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Seven Songs for Malcolm X
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(Icarus Films, 1995), 53 mins

Seven Songs for Malcolm X is included in a special DVD Box Set with The Last Angel of History and The Nine Muses Seven Songs for Malcolm X is included on the same DVD with The Last Angel of History An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader, SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X collects testimonies,...

(Icarus Films, 1995), 53 mins
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South
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 12 mins

Inspired by her love of William Faulkner and James Baldwin, renowned director Chantal Akerman had planned to produce a meditation on the American South. However, just days before she was to begin filming, James Byrd, Jr. was murdered in Jasper, Texas. A black family man, Byrd has been severely beaten by three whit...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour 12 mins
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I Am Somebody
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(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins

In 1969, 400 poorly paid black women -- hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina -- went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the National Guard and the state government.

Supported by such notables as Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and C...

(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins
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Althea
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directed by Rex Miller, fl. 2008-2016; produced by Rex Miller, fl. 2008-2016 and Nancy Buirski, fl. 2003, Rexpix Media (Icarus Films, 2015), 1 hour 24 mins
This is the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open), a decade before Arthu...
directed by Rex Miller, fl. 2008-2016; produced by Rex Miller, fl. 2008-2016 and Nancy Buirski, fl. 2003, Rexpix Media (Icarus Films, 2015), 1 hour 24 mins
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Integration Report 1
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(Icarus Films), 21 mins

Newly preserved by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Madeline Anderson’s INTEGRATION REPORT 1 (1960) brings viewers to the front lines of the fight for civil rights.

INTEGRATION REPORT 1 examines the struggle for black equality in Alabama, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C., in...

(Icarus Films), 21 mins
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