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I Am Somebody
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(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins

In 1969, 400 poorly paid black women -- hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina -- went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the National Guard and the state government.

Supported by such notables as Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and C...

(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins
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Breasts
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(Icarus Films, 2004), 50 mins
How do women, of all ages and from all backgrounds, feel about their breasts, and how they've played a crucial role in their experiences of puberty, motherhood, sex, health, and aging?The acclaimed documentary film BREASTS consists of interviews with twenty-two women - aged 6 to 84-years-old - interwoven with segm...
(Icarus Films, 2004), 50 mins
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Donna Haraway
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 1 hour 21 mins

Feminist thinker and historian of science Donna Haraway is best known as the author of two revolutionary works: the essay "The Cyborg Manifesto" and the book Primate Visions. Both set out to upend well-established "common sense" categories: breaking down the boundaries among humans, animals, and machines while c...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 1 hour 21 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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Jamilia
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 24 mins

This mesmerizing film, shot in Kyrgyzstan on richly saturated Super-8 footage, is a search for Jamilia, the title character in that country's famous novel by Chinghiz Aitmatov, about a young woman who rebels against the strict rules of her society.

Over the course of its haunting narrative, director Aminatou Echar...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour 24 mins
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Kati With an I
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 26 mins

At once universal and personal, this intimate documentary portrait of an Alabama teenage girl on the verge of her high school graduation captures three tumultuous days during which her future is cast into doubt.

Eighteen-year-old Kati Genthner is followed, moment-by-moment, from her last day of school, as she take...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 26 mins
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Vulva 3.0
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(Icarus Films, 2014), 52 mins

We live in hyper-sexualized times. The press, advertisements and TV are constantly putting naked women and their genitalia on display. 

In public we see airbrushed, de-individualized anatomies which conform to the standards of attractiveness used by the porn industry. The ideal image of the smooth, perfectly shape...

(Icarus Films, 2014), 52 mins
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Working Women of the World
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(Icarus Films, 2002), 53 mins

Focusing on Levi Strauss and Co., WORKING WOMEN OF THE WORLD follows the relocation of garment production from Western countries to nations such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey, where low wages are the rule and employee rights are nonexistent.
The film introduces us to women like Yanti, a 26-year-old Ind...

(Icarus Films, 2002), 53 mins
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The Apology
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(Icarus Films, 2016), 1 hour 44 mins
THE APOLOGY follows the personal journeys of three former 'comfort women' who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Some 70 years after their imprisonment in so-called 'comfort stations,' the three 'grandmot...
(Icarus Films, 2016), 1 hour 44 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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