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1989: A Statesman Opens Up
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 59 mins
Forty-year-old academic economist Miklos Nemeth was more surprised than anyone when he was named Prime Minister of Hungary. It was 1989, and the Communist system was on the brink of collapse. Nemeth, an outsider with few friends in the Party, was charged with the seemingly impossible task of saving the country fro...
(Icarus Films, 2015), 59 mins
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6000 A Day: An Account of a Catastrophe Foretold
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directed by Philip Brooks, 1953-2003 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2001), 56 mins
6000 A DAY - ACCOUNT OF A CATASTROPHE FORETOLD reveals how the world's top decision makers knowingly failed to prevent the spread of the AIDS. It examines the failure of key individuals, prominent NGO's, and governments to act as they allowed a catastrophe to fester - a catastrophe that undoubtedly could have been...
directed by Philip Brooks, 1953-2003 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2001), 56 mins
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All Restrictions End
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(Icarus Films, 2010), 32 mins

In the early days of the Iranian revolution, anyone with press lines on his trousers would be dismissed from work. How can one say his prayers to Allah without breaking his trousers' press lines?' This and other reflections on Islam and clothing characterize the thought-provoking free-form documentary ALL RESTRICT...

(Icarus Films, 2010), 32 mins
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Antonio Negri
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(Icarus Films, 2005), 53 mins

July 1st, 1997. An elderly man arrives in Italy on a flight from Paris. The special forces of the Carabinieri immediately arrest him. Antonio Negri had returned voluntarily to his home country after 15 years of exile. The newspaper Liberation hails it as, 'The return of the Devil'

Over the years few intellectuals...

(Icarus Films, 2005), 53 mins
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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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Branding Illness
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 52 mins

A woman in the grip of pre-menstrual dysphoric disease slams grocery carts outside a supermarket in frustration. A concerned young Japanese woman asks her husband if he has ever been happy. Peppy actors in lab coats reassure the audience that depression is like 'a cold of the soul.'

These are scenes from some of t...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 52 mins
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CultureJam
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(Icarus Films, 2002), 50 mins

A new breed of revolutionary stands poised along our information highways waging war on logos and symbols. They're 'Culture Jammers,' and their mission is to artfully reclaim our mental environment by causing a bit of brand damage to corporate mindshare. CULTUREJAM: HIJACKING COMMERCIAL CULTURE punctures the illus...

(Icarus Films, 2002), 50 mins
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Death On Request
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directed by Maarten Nederhorst, fl. 1994 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 1994), 57 mins
This astonishing documentary records Cees de Joode as he, his wife Antoinette, and his doctor choose euthanasia to end his suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- the incurable degenerative muscle disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. In 1993, it became obvious that the illness would swiftly t...
directed by Maarten Nederhorst, fl. 1994 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 1994), 57 mins
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Fate of a Salesman
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 27 mins

Fate of a Salesman is an intimate portrait of a way of life on the verge of disappearing. In its 60th year of business, Men's Fashion Center in Washington, DC has come to represent identity, legacy and redemption for salesmen Willie and Steve and owner Jerry. But business has crawled to a halt in the face of a tou...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 27 mins
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Forced Confessions
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(Icarus Films), 58 mins

Forced Confessions pulls the mask off a regime that brutally extracts lies from its citizens. For the first time on film, six victims of Iran's torture chambers speak. These are not criminals, but writers, journalists, and scholars.
The film is narrated by Director Maziar Bahari, who himself was used as a 'poster...

(Icarus Films), 58 mins
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