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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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Profits of Punishment
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(Icarus Films, 2001), 53 mins

Tough new sentencing laws across the U.S. are resulting in an influx of prisoners, creating massive overcrowding. Many States are responding to this crisis by contracting out the management and liability of prisoners to private multi-national corporations.

The business of prisons has become a new, powerful industr...

(Icarus Films, 2001), 53 mins
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Prosecutor
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 52 mins

Luis Moreno-Ocampo has one of the toughest jobs in the world. He's the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world's first permanent court to try individuals for massive crimes like genocide. To victims of atrocities, he's a hero. To his critics from the Right and the Left, he's threateni...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 52 mins
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El Sicario, Room 164
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 20 mins

The term sicario goes back to Roman Palestine, where a Jewish sect, the Sicarii, used concealed daggers (sicae) in their murders of Romans and their supporters. In modern language, a sicario is a professional killer or a hit man.
In an anonymous motel room on the U.S./Mexico border, a Ciudad Juarez hitman speaks....

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 20 mins
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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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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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Ghosts of Attica
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(Icarus Films, 2001), 1 hour 29 mins

Attica. Like Watergate and Vietnam, it is an icon of recent history. Gov. Rockefeller's brutal re-taking of the prison - a nine-minute, 1600-bullet assault that took the lives of 29 inmates and 10 guards - put an end to the four-day rebellion. But the struggle for justice, by both prisoners and guards, has endured...

(Icarus Films, 2001), 1 hour 29 mins
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