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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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Inside OutInside Out
Transsexuals in Iran. Intimate conversations with doctors, religious authorities, and transsexuals about the mind/body conflict, Islamic interpretations, and the impact of sex-change treatments on their lives.
Icarus Films ♦ 2006 ♦ 39 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
The InternationaleThe Internationale

Draws on people's stories of an emotionally charged radical song (the long-time anthem of socialism and communism) to celebrate the relationship between music and social change.

Icarus Films ♦ 2000 ♦ 30 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
The Intolerable BurdenThe Intolerable Burden

One black family's commitment to a quality education, from the pre-1965 time of segregation, through desegregation, and through the recent period of resegregation. **Winner, John E. O'Connor Film Award, American Historical Association**

Icarus Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Iran, Veiled AppearancesIran, Veiled Appearances

Depicts clashes in modern Iran between extreme fundamentalism and young people who are pushing for social change, filming with soldiers, religious leaders, students, artists and intellectuals.

Icarus Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adult
Islam Unknown (episode 1): Asma BarlasIslam Unknown (episode 1): Asma Barlas

Professor Asma Barlas doesn't call herself a feminist - but she is a believer in 'radical sexual equality' based on a reading of the Qur'an.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 2): Nasr Hamed Abu ZaydIslam Unknown (episode 2): Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd

Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd has always seen Islam as a religion rooted in social justice. After decades of exile from his home in Egypt, he remains a devout Muslim committed to a diversity of interpretations of scripture.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 3): Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'imIslam Unknown (episode 3): Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im is a Sufi dedicated both to Islam and to secularism.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 4): Amna NusayrIslam Unknown (episode 4): Amna Nusayr

Amna Nusayr discusses sharia and jihad - two notions that she says have been fundamentally misrepresented.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 5): Reza AslanIslam Unknown (episode 5): Reza Aslan

In this wide-ranging conversation about politics, society and culture, Reza Aslan argues that Islam is a religion based primarily on practice, rather than creed.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 27 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 6): Anouar MajidIslam Unknown (episode 6): Anouar Majid

Anouar Majid is a believer in the power of heresy.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes

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