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Agent Orange
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produced by Bill Megalos and Masako Sakata (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2007), 1 hour 10 mins
"A REMARKABLE FILM... Sakata's moving film brought back to me memories of the Vietnam War, the war of my generation, with great poignancy and power." —Roger Pulvers, The Japan Times AGENT ORANGE: A PERSONAL REQUIEM A Film by Masako Sakata As a young man in the late Sixties, Greg Davis served for three years...
produced by Bill Megalos and Masako Sakata (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2007), 1 hour 10 mins
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Double Life, a Short History of Sex in the USSR
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 55 mins

The October Revolution ushered in an era of sexual freedom and liberation from bourgeois conventions. Satisfying sexual needs had to be "as simple as drinking a glass of water," according to feminist Alexandra Kollontai who was at the forefront of the fight for the liberation of morals.

Rapidly, the situation spir...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 55 mins
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A Man's Place
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(Icarus Films), 59 mins

"I've always liked to be in charge. Suddenly, I wasn't in charge at all."

The film starts with an empty chair and a simple, monochromatic background. Over the next hour, five men ranging in age from their twenties to fifties sit in the chair and look into the camera—or deliberately away from it. They talk about...

(Icarus Films), 59 mins
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Outside In
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 2 mins

What happens when you lose your ovaries or your libido, your long-time partner or your home, your identity or your hope for a full, long life? Any one such loss would shake you. What about all of them?

Diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer at age 42, Dr. Katherine 'Kasia' Clark was given 1-2 years to live. Ten ye...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 2 mins
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Stroke
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directed by Katarina Peters, fl. 1999 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2004), 58 mins
This documentary, by Katarina Peters, details the stroke suffered by her husband Boris Baberkoff, and their experiences during his recovery.
directed by Katarina Peters, fl. 1999 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2004), 58 mins
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Vanishing Line, The
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directed by Maren R. Monsen, fl. 1998 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 1998), 52 mins
When does life become a fate worse than death? In this age of medical "miracles," an increasing number of doctors, patients, and their families are facing this complex and universal question. THE VANISHING LINE, a contemplative, personal film by physician/filmmaker Maren Monsen, explores the timeless implications...
directed by Maren R. Monsen, fl. 1998 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 1998), 52 mins
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Alive!
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 20 mins

The risk and adrenaline rush of skydiving can heighten the feeling of being alive.
In this compelling documentary, five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute jump. The camaraderie inspired by the rigorous training and team-building exercises encourage the men to share their fee...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour 20 mins
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Beauty Parlor in Rio
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(Icarus Films), 52 mins

It's dawn and there are already more than a hundred seemingly healthy women from all walks of life waiting outside the Santa Casa de Misericordia, one of the oldest health clinics in Brazil. Why are they here? They are waiting for the doors to open at the Plastic Surgery Unit run by Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, better known...

(Icarus Films), 52 mins
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Cholesterol, the Great Bluff
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(Icarus Films, 2018), 1 hour 23 mins

For more than six decades, doctors, nutritionists, and public health officials have been waging a war against high cholesterol in an effort to fight heart disease. It's a war that has seen the demonization of saturated fats, the rise and fall of hydrogenated oils, and the introduction of several generations of "mi...

(Icarus Films, 2018), 1 hour 23 mins
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Congo: The Doctor Who Saves Women
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 52 mins

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist and the founder of Panzi, a hospital whose primary mission is treating women who have been raped - casualties in the Democratic Republic of Congo's decades-long war. At the hospital, in the Kivu district of the country, Mukwege and his mostly female team provide reconstructive s...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 52 mins
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