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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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Against My Will
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(Icarus Films, 2003), 50 mins
I wouldn't dream of trusting my family.' - AnitaIn Pakistan, many women who decide to leave abusive marriages are signing their own death warrants. They risk being disfigured or murdered by men who believe it is the only way to restore honor to the family. Authorities in Pakistan rarely respond to reports of honor...
(Icarus Films, 2003), 50 mins
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Althusser, an Intellectual Adventure
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour

Documentary based partially on the only filmed interview given by Louis Althusser, a French philosopher who died in October 1990. The encounter took place in 1980 in Rome. Althusser had made a name for himself for his work on Marx. A few weeks after filming this interview, Louis Althusser strangled and killed his...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour
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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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A Day with... Fousseyni [Mali]
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 13 mins

Ten-year-old Fousseyni's days are jam-packed. Like many of the children in his village in the Zone Office du Niger region of Mali, he divides his time between school, household chores, and working in the rice fields with his father. Despite the demands on his time, Fousseyni is at the top of his class--as long as...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 13 mins
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A Day with... Mara [Senegal]
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 13 mins

At age 12, Mara, a Senegalese schoolboy, has all the trappings of an adult life: He has a job, takes care of his brothers, works around the house, and helps his mother with the household bookkeeping. But when we find him in conversation with his best friend, "Little Kane", we realize he is still full of childhood...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 13 mins
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A Day with... Ngone [Senegal]
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 13 mins

Ngone is a seven-and-a-half-year-old who is bursting with energy. She lives in a residential district of Dakar, Senegal, and attends a French school, where she is a model student. Ngone may be receiving a modern, urban education, but her grandmother, Mama Boye, ensures that she also learns traditional West African...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 13 mins
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The Destruction of Memory
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 22 mins
The bombing of Sarajevo's National Library and the burning of its ancient books. The looting of the Iraqi National Museum and destruction of its priceless historical objects. The beheading of Kahled al-Asaad, long-time lead archaeologist for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city of Palmyra, Syria, for refusin...
(Icarus Films), 1 hour 22 mins
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Division of Hearts
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(Icarus Films, 1987), 56 mins

The 1947 British subdivision of colonial India into Pakistan and the independent Indian nation caused the loss of 500,000 lives and the relocation of millions-one of the most extensive movement of peoples ever.

After centuries of coexistence, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims became victims of mutual suspicion as violenc...

(Icarus Films, 1987), 56 mins
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The End of the Ottoman Empire - Part One
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 53 mins
For six centuries, the Ottomans, named after the Osman dynasty in Turkey, ruled over three continents and seven seas: in Eastern Europe, from Vienna to Crimea, all around the Black Sea and the Caucasus; in Mesopotamia; in Arabia, from Cairo to Aden; in the Mediterranean, from Greece to Alexandria...

A great power...
(Icarus Films, 2017), 53 mins
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