RSS file with home page updates in XML RSS Info divider Bookmark and Share divider email Join our email list! divider cartCart  
Icarus Film
Distributing innovative and
provocative documentary films
from independent producers
around the world
32 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201divider(718) 488 8900
Subject Index
Films & DVDs on Media Studies  Text Size Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size
Select a letter or scroll down to view title. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  
Back to Main Index   

    A

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

  • Agustín's Newspaper - Journalism students at the University of Chile embark on an investigation of El Mercurio, the oldest newspaper in Chile.

  • Al Jazeera - A behind-the-scenes look at Al Jazeera, the most important television news channel in the Arab world. ** Viewer's Choice, 2003 Middle East Studies Association FilmFest **

  • Antonio Negri - The biography and current relevance of the sociologist and political philosopher, co-authoer of EMPIRE, and his role as an intellectual leader of the anti-globalization movement.

  • August Sander - A portrait of one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, who though uncelebrated in his own lifetime, pioneered social documentary photography.

  • B

  • The Battle for the Arab Viewer - A behind-the-scenes look at the rivalry between the Arab world's two main TV networks - Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya.

  • Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 - Auteur filmmaker Bill Morrison brings to life a new cinematic record of World War I. (new April, 2015)

  • Bisexual Virgins - This engaging, non-confrontational documentary invites us to look at the fluidity of sexuality in a whole new way as two "bi-curious" young women confront their fears and inhibitions.

  • A Boatload of Wild Irishmen - The life and work of legendary director Robert Flaherty ("Nanook of the North"), the "father of documentary."

  • Bush Mechanics - This Aboriginal-produced TV series follows the exploits of the Bush Mechanics. Traveling through the Australian outback, they solve multiple car problems with inventive bush repair techniques to overcome various challenges.

  • C

  • Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart - A small-town murder in New England became one of the highest-profile cases of the twentieth century. (new September, 2015)

  • The Case of the Grinning Cat - In his newest film, French cinema-essayist Chris Marker reflects on French and international politics, art and culture at the start of the new millennium.

  • Caught in the Crossfire - Chronicles three diverse Arab New Yorkers - a beat cop, a minister, and a high-level diplomatic correspondent - as they wrestle with their place in wartime America.

  • China Concerto - An observational essay about public spectacles in contemporary China.

  • Class of Struggle - Workers at the Yema Watch Factory in Besançon depict their own labor struggles in this collective production initiated by Chris Marker.

  • CultureJam - A film about the movement called Culture Jamming. Pranksters and subversive artists are causing a bit of brand damage to corporate mindshare...

  • D

  • Decasia - A legendary cinematic exploration of the beauty of decaying archival footage by experimental film artist Bill Morrison. Music by Michael Gordon.

  • Decasia + Light Is Calling - A legendary cinematic exploration of the beauty of decaying archival footage by experimental film artist Bill Morrison. Music by Michael Gordon.

  • Democracy on Deadline - A survey of journalists working in various media and languages around the world, as they grapple with their relationships to government, and the dangers of speaking truth to power.

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine.

  • Digital Underground in the People's Republic - Six documentary shorts chronicle the changing state of China's independent, and underground, film scene.

  • Disco and Atomic War - The Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of Western television...and lost.

  • Distress Signals - A worrisome look at the global consequences of America's number 2 export: entertainment.

  • Drawing Conclusions - Nationally syndicated editorial cartoonists comment on portrayals of Hillary Rodham Clinton, why there are so few women in the editorial cartooning profession, and what that might mean both for the profession and for the reading public.

  • Dreams Rewired - With material from hundreds of films, traces the anxieties of today's hyper-connected world back a hundred years. Narration, Tilda Swinton. (new July, 2015)

  • Ducktators - A unique look at the use of cartoons during World War II.

  • E

  • El Dia Que Me Quieras - A haunting meditation on the last picture taken of Che Guevara, as he lay dead on a table surrounded by his captors.

  • Electric Signs - Explores the effects of new screen-based advertising sign systems on urban environments and public space.

  • F

  • Facebook's "Adorno Changed My Life" - In the hyper-connected isolation of social networks names become tags, words are links, and interfaces are never innocent.

  • Far from Vietnam - The landmark collaboration between Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais in protest of the Vietnam war.

  • The Film of Her - A Library of Congress clerk tries to save early cinematic treasures in Bill Morrison's doc-fiction hybrid. Music by Henryk Gorecki & Bill Frisell.

  • Fire in the Andes - Tells the story of the conflict in Peru which left over 10,000 dead or quot;disappeared." through an investigation into the killings of eight journalists.

  • For Man Must Work - A provocative look at the future of labor in the changing global economy.

  • Fragments of a Revolution - A view of the Iranian Green Revolution protest movement, which followed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed 2009 election victory.

  • G

  • Gao Rang (Grilled Rice) - The story of the North Vietnamese combat cameramen who filmed the Indo-Chinese & Vietnam Wars, and founded Vietnamese cinema.

  • Ghosts of Attica - The definitive account of America's most violent prison rebellion, its deadly suppression, the days of torture that ensued, and the almost 30 year legal case that followed.

  • Golden Slumbers - An inventively directed history of the lost Cambodian cinema.

  • The Great Flood - Artist Bill Morrison and musician Bill Frisell evoke the Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and ensuing transformation of American society.

  • A Grin Without A Cat - Chris Marker's epic film-essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Che, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left.

  • H

  • Hamburger: Macprofit - A provocative expose of the machinations that drive the fast food industry.

  • The Hermitage Dwellers - This kaleidoscope of people and events in the great museum unfolds into a poignant account of Russia's painful 20th century transformed by the "dwellers" intimate relationship with the art.

  • Hermitage-Niks - This five-part series is the expanded, in-depth version of THE HERMITAGE DWELLERS.

  • A History Lesson - A Holocaust survivor and two students - one black, the other Jewish - visit the Anne Frank in the World Exhibition in Johannesburg.

  • I

  • Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution - The intertwined history of Iran and its cinema, from the first silent films to the talkies, from the Shah's regime to the Islamic revolution, and the international cinematic success of today.

  • Irish Voices - Examines an unusual loophole in Britain's attempt to quell media access in the Irish conflict.

  • K

  • Keeping It Real - A philosophical but often comic investigation of the desire for truly "authentic" experiences, and how the new "experience economy" packages and sells them.

  • Kim's Story: The Road from Vietnam - The story of Kim Phuc, the subject of perhaps the most famous photograph of the Vietnam War - a story of the personal and public healing of wounds from this century's longest, most divisive war.

  • Knock Off - Juxtaposes the deified position logos occupy in our consumer-culture, with the lives of sweatshop workers who cannot afford the items they create.

  • Kuxa Kanema - The story of Mozambique's National Institute of Cinema (INC) - a history of the birth and death of local cinema, and the birth and death of an ideology.

  • L

  • The Last Angel of History - An engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. (from the Jan., 1998 Catalog Supplement)

  • Level Five - In Chris Marker’s futuristic reverie, game-developer Laura creates a video game based on the WWII Battle of Okinawa. (new April, 2014)

  • Light is Calling - A sumptuous cine-poem created from decaying archival footage. Music by Michael Gordon.

  • Login 2 Life - Profiles seven people who spend most of their lives in online virtual worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft.

  • Looking for an Icon - Four world-famous photos. From the moments before they were taken, until their status today as unforgettable icons. How does it happen; what does it mean?

  • Lotman's World - The story of Yuri Lotman (1922-1993), little-known - except maybe in Estonia! - pioneer of semiotics.

  • M

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • A Man Vanishes - Shohei Imamura's investigation into the disappearance becomes an investigation into the nature of fiction and reality.

  • Matamata and Pilipili - Reclaims an important episode in the history of Congolese popular culture, the Matamata and Pilipili series of colonial-era film comedies, while exploring the complex terrain of colonial relationships and media representations.

  • Mille Gilles - The thought and ideas of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and his impact on creative work and communities around the world.

  • A Mobile World - A fascinating and comprehensive look at the current telecommunications revolution and the growing concerns over the ever-widening digital divide.

  • N

  • Naji Al-Ali - Examines the forces that shaped cartoonist Naji Al-Ali as an artist, as a human being, and shows how his experiences mirror those of other exiled Palestinians.

  • Nefertiti's Daughters - Female street artists are on the front lines in the fight for freedom in Egypt today. (new July, 2015)

  • No Man's Land: Women Frontline Journalists - Profiles members of a truly rare breed - women war correspondents.

  • O

  • 100 Children Waiting for a Train - Poetically tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality - and a different world - through the cinema.

  • Operation Filmmaker - When Hollywood gives a young Iraqi film student the opportunity of a lifetime, nothing goes according to plan, and the result is an engaging, sometimes comical political parable about do-gooder intentions gone wrong.

  • Ordinary People - The first ever independently produced current affairs series aired by the South African Broadcasting Corporation's TV1.

  • Other American Voices - A survey of critical perspectives on the change in the political mood in the United States after the attack of September 11, 2001.

  • Our Newspaper - A couple starts their own newspaper in rural Russia... which lands them in danger.

  • Out of Place - Traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian-born intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics.

  • Outerborough - A trolley traveling over the Brooklyn Bridge in 1899 helped create the footage underlying Bill Morrison's neo-travelogue. Music by Todd Reynolds.

  • P

  • The Paper - A year in the life of one of the country's biggest college newspapers, Penn State's The Daily Collegian, as it struggles with declining circulation and difficult choices about how to represent its diverse readership.

  • People Power - The first in depth look at non-violent revolutions around the world.

  • PicturePerfect Still
  • PicturePerfect - This lively and engaging video explores the impact media has on young women's physical, psychological and emotional health, and offers tools to begin dissecting the media that influence our behaviors, attitudes, and values.

  • Playing the News - Does the convergence online of current affairs (like the Iraq war) and computer games herald the future of news and entertainment? And if so, is it dangerous, or a new way to reach a young audience?

  • R

  • Release - Al Capone's release from prison is eagerly awaited by a crowd in Bill Morrison's split-screen panorama. Music by Vijay Iyer.

  • Revue - A portait of life in the USSR in the '50s and '60s, this is the new film by Sergei Loznitsa (Blockade).

  • Running Mate - Eye-opening examination of cartoonists' portrayal of Geraldine Ferraro during her unsuccessful candidacy for the U.S. Vice Presidency.

  • S

  • Seeing is Believing - From Rodney King to Osama bin Laden, handicams aren't just for weddings and vacations anymore!

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • The 7 Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence - The story of a groundbreaking project in media intervention at an inner-city hospital. What happens when documentary filmmaking, photoblogs, digital storytelling and more are used to investigate complex health issues?

  • Sex, Lies and Tabloids! - The rise and fall of tabloid papers in the US and UK. Now, tabloids may be gone, but their spirit is everywhere. (new November, 2015)

  • Shadow Play - With recently declassified documents and interviews with newly liberated Indonesians, offers a startling new interpretation of events that shaped modern Indonesian history and changed the destiny of Southeast Asia.

  • The Spectre of Hope - Critic and writer John Berger and photographer Sebastião Salgado. A searing examination of imagery and images, the abyss, hope, and globalization.

  • Starting Fire with Gunpowder - Chronicles the origins and achievements of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), a model for aboriginal broadcasters the world over.

  • States of Unbelonging - The core of this haunting meditation on war, land, the Bible, and filmmaking is a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed near the West Bank. (new June, 2015)

  • Super, Girls! - Follows ten young women on their quest to become instant superstars on China's biggest television show.

  • T

  • Tango of Slaves - A Holocaust survivor's journey to Warsaw becomes the springboard for a meditative essay about history, memory, and their preservation in imagery.

  • Tatsumi - The life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi—a manga pioneer who elevated the genre to a new level of creative expression and adult realism. (new October, 2014)

  • Teeth - An amusing but informative look at the psychological, social and economic issues surrounding the modern American obsession with straight, white teeth.

  • Ten Commandments of Communicating With People With Disabilities - This top-selling video is used to train staff and community on disability etiquette and best practices.

  • 30 Second Democracy - Explores the disturbing relationship between political parties and the advertising industry during election campaigns.

  • To Be Seen - A lively study of visual culture, and an exploration of an age-old urban cultural phenomenon, street art. What is art's role in the context of public space and urban culture?

  • To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter - A cinematic love letter to filmmaker Chris Marker.

  • The Tube - Have the physiological effects of watching TV been kept secret for decades? A journalist penetrates the heart of the TV and advertising industries in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. to find out.

  • U

  • The Universal Clock - Is there an alternative to run-of-the-mill TV? The film introduces us to Peter Watkins, who for the last three decades has proven that quality TV may be made without compromise.

  • V

  • The Virgin, the Copts and Me - A filmmaker's revealing, personal exploration of Egypt's Copt community.

  • W

  • White City, Black Lives - Five residents of White City, a neighborhood in Soweto, were trained how to use small Hi8 cameras, so that they could tell the story of their own lives, in their own way, to represent themselves to their fellow citizens, and the world.

  • The World According to Russia Today - The channel Russia Today was launched in 2005 to bring the Russian perspective on world events to a global audience. (new May, 2015)

  • Z

  • Zone of Silence - Five Cuban intellectuals discuss censorship as a historical, political and social phenomenon.

  • Zygosis - A radical and humorous electronic homage to John Heartfield, anti-Nazi German satirist who pioneered the photomontage.

Home | New | Titles | Subjects | PDFs | Ordering | Resources | Latest News | Site Map   
About | Closed Captioned | Best Sellers | Study Guides | Filmmakers | RSS | Screenings   
address
  Follow Us! On...
Facebook Follow Icarus Films on Twitter YouTube
Copyright (c) 2016, Icarus Films
Last Updated April 5, 2016
Privacy Policy