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America's Brutal Prisons
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(Icarus Films, 2005), 48 mins

The recent Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal shocked the American public. But they might be even more stunned to discover that strikingly similar violence occurs inside prisons throughout the United States, where prisoners are routinely abused, even tortured, by prison guards.
TORTURE: AMERICA'S BRUTAL PRISONS vis...

(Icarus Films, 2005), 48 mins
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Antiracket
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(Icarus Films), 49 mins

In the south of Italy the 'Pizzo' is the 'tax' imposed by the Mafia on merchants located in the areas under its control.
Usually it is seen as an immutable part of Italian society. Yet in the 1990s a small group of shopkeepers in a village in northern Sicily formed an association to publicly denounce this deeply...

(Icarus Films), 49 mins
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Damages
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(Icarus Films, 2008), 1 hour 9 mins

In the United States, when someone dies as a result of the negligence or liability of another person-medical malpractice, a highway accident, murder-a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking monetary damages for the loss of financial or emotional support, may be filed by surviving family members. Over $100 billion in such...

(Icarus Films, 2008), 1 hour 9 mins
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Dying for Gold
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(New York, NY - Brooklyn: Icarus Films, 2019), 1 hour 39 mins
Today gold miner communities across Southern Africa have nothing to show for the wealth they produced except extreme rural underdevelopment and the world’s worst epidemic of TB and silicosis.Coerced by colonial laws hundreds of thousands of men left their families and fields to feed the mines hunger for cheap la...
(New York, NY - Brooklyn: Icarus Films, 2019), 1 hour 39 mins
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About Executing Eichmann
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 1 hour 1 mins
On 15 December 1961 in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it. On 29 May 1962, a group of Holocaust survivors and intellectuals, including philosophers Hann...
(Icarus Films, 2015), 1 hour 1 mins
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Choropampa
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(New York, NY - Brooklyn: Icarus Films, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins
This is the story of an Andean paradise lost - lost after a devastating mercury spill. On June 2nd, 2000 at the Yanacocha goldmine in the Peruvian Andes, 151 kilograms of liquid mercury spilled over a 25-mile long area, contaminating three mountain villages, including Choropampa. The environmental catastrophe turn...
(New York, NY - Brooklyn: Icarus Films, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins
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Justice
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 42 mins

This fascinating feature documentary, winner of several international prizes, offers an intimate look inside the Brazilian justice system, closely observing the everyday work of attorneys, judges, prosecutors and other legal professionals, as well as the defendants passing through the system-a young man caught wit...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour 42 mins
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Presumed Guilty
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(Icarus Films, 2010), 1 hour 28 mins

Shot over three years, this dramatic story is a searing indictment of the Mexican justice system that presumes guilt.

(Icarus Films, 2010), 1 hour 28 mins
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Cafe
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 1 hour 20 mins
Jorge is preparing to graduate from law school-the first person from his mountain village in Mexico ever to do so. Chayo, his pregnant 16-year-old sister, faces the most difficult decision of her young life. Meanwhile their quiet and methodical mother, Tere, does her best to support them both, selling handmade nap...
(Icarus Films, 2015), 1 hour 20 mins
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Fernando is Back
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(Icarus Films, 2003), 31 mins

During General Augusto Pinochet's reign in Chile following the 1973 coup, thousands of civilians were 'disappeared' - arrested and killed - by the military. FERNANDO IS BACK follows the workings of Chile's Forensic Identification Unit in its quest to reclaim the identities of the disappeared.

Founded in 1994, the...

(Icarus Films, 2003), 31 mins
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