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30 Second Democracy
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(Icarus Films, 1997), 51 mins

:30 Second Democracy explores the disturbing relationship between political parties and the advertising industry during election campaigns. Through television advertising, techniques perfected to sell commercial products are readily applied to political candidates, turning elections into marketing exercises and vo...

(Icarus Films, 1997), 51 mins
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Ben Barka
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 24 mins

Ben Barka was abducted on a Paris street in October 1965 and later murdered; his body was never found, nor were the culprits positively identified. By documenting the life and significant accomplishments of Ben Barka—his dedication to his country and people - this compelling documentary answers the question, "Wh...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour 24 mins
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Democracy Road
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 58 mins

After more than 20 years in exile in Norway, the Burmese journalists of DVB are returning to their homeland to establish their independent news station there. Editor-in-chief Aye Chan Naing and reporter Than Win Htut have dreamt about this for years, but their struggle for freedom and democracy is not over yet.
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 58 mins
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Disco and Atomic War
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(Icarus Films, 2010), 1 hour 17 mins

Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Warsaw International Film Festival, this witty, charming, and provocative film recounts how in the mid 1980's, the nation of Estonia still lay firmly in the grip of the Soviet Union, and the repressive authorities controlled virtually all aspects of Estonian life. The to...

(Icarus Films, 2010), 1 hour 17 mins
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Drowning by Bullets
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(Icarus Films, 2003), 52 mins

Exposes the massacre, cover-up, and the years of denial of what was undoubtedly one of the darkest nights in the history of France.

(Icarus Films, 2003), 52 mins
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Elena
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(Icarus Films, 2014), 42 mins

The new Cuban documentary ELENA follows several residents in the 'Elena' building, located in Central Havana, over a three-year period. ELENA is one of the first contemporary investigative documentaries made in Cuba about a serious social problem that affects many Cubans.

Since 1988, following a decision by the go...

(Icarus Films, 2014), 42 mins
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Gringo Trails
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(Icarus Films, 2014), 1 hour 19 mins
Are tourists destroying the planet-or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, GRINGO TRAILS traces stories over the course of th...
(Icarus Films, 2014), 1 hour 19 mins
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Impunity
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins

In 2005, Colombia's new 'Commission for Peace and Justice' started gathering evidence about the horrific violence carried out by illegal paramilitary groups. A highly controversial justice and peace process was designed to allow paramilitary leaders to hand in their weapons and give themselves up voluntarily in ex...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins
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Kapitalism: Our Secret Recipe
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 56 mins

When George Becali's limousine was stolen in 2009, he didn't call the police. Instead, Becali - one of the wealthiest men in Romania - turned to his personal bodyguards. They tracked down the alleged thieves, then captured and tortured them. Becali was imprisoned briefly. Soon after his release, he was elected to...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 56 mins
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K.O.R.
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(Icarus Films, 2010), 56 mins

In June 1976, Poland's Communist government announced dramatic increases in food prices. The resulting protests set in motion a resurgence in activism and opposition that would eventually lead to the downfall of the regime.

In Ursus, just outside of Warsaw, outraged workers blocked train traffic. In Radom, they bu...

(Icarus Films, 2010), 56 mins
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