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The Icarus Films Collection

The Icarus Films Collection contains all of the Icarus Films titles available for streaming at Docuseek2.

Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary film. With almost 35 years in the film distribution business, Icarus Films has assembled an impressive collection in many area of social and political concern. According to their site,

We are dedicated distributing films about people and ideas too often unseen or unheard. Although we specialize in social, political, and historical documentaries, our collection includes a wide range of films with varying creative approaches and themes. We work with filmmakers and independent production companies from all around the world, seeking out films that provide innovative and informative views of a rapidly changing world.

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A Natural History of LaughterA Natural History of Laughter
A lively look at the latest developments in the scientific study of laughter.
Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 48 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo WrestlerA Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler

The dreams and disenchantments of a teenager who is discovering the reality of the traditional world of sumo.

Icarus Films ♦ 2017 ♦ 55 minutes
A Road to MeccaA Road to Mecca

The story of Leopold Weiss, a Viennese Jew who converted to Islam in the 1920's and became the Muslim scholar Muhammad Asad.

Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 92 minutes ♦ 10-12, college, adult
A Veiled RevolutionA Veiled Revolution

Considers the possible reasons for modern Egyptian women's turn back to tradition.

Icarus Films ♦ 1982 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
A bientôt j'espère (Be Seeing You)A bientôt j'espère (Be Seeing You)

Workers at a textile factory on strike in pre-May '68 France, not just for more money, but for a different way of life. By Chris Marker.

Icarus Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 39 minutes ♦ 11-12, College, Adult
About Executing EichmannAbout Executing Eichmann

In 1961, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it.

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 60 minutes
Adam Smith, The Birth of the Free MarketAdam Smith, The Birth of the Free Market

Capitalism is much more complex than the vision Adam Smith laid out. Indeed, it predates Smith by centuries and took root in the practices of colonialism and the slave trade. (Episode 1 of the Capitalism series)

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 53 minutes
Advertising MissionariesAdvertising Missionaries

Follows the mission of one theater company to bring the consumer revolution to the people of the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Icarus Films ♦ 1997 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Afghanistan 1979: The War That Changed the WorldAfghanistan 1979: The War That Changed the World

The Soviet troops' intervention in Afghanistan was a pivotal event in the history of the 20th century. It launched Bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 52 minutes
Against My WillAgainst My Will

The stories of three women who took refuge at the Dastak women's shelter in Pakistan, founded to help women fleeing abusive and murderous families.

Icarus Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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