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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 | 2014 | 53 minutes

Auteur filmmaker Bill Morrison brings to life a new cinematic record of World War I.

Icarus Films | 2014 | 40 minutes

A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

Icarus Films | 2009 | 90 minutes

An exploration of the life and work of Karl Polanyi, who sought to reintegrate society and economy. Could the commodification of labor and money ultimately be as disastrous as floods, drought and earthquakes?

Icarus Films | 2014 | 53 minutes

The ideological divide between the philosophies of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek has dominated economics for nearly a century. Is it time for the pendulum to swing back to Keynes? Or do we need a whole new approach that goes beyond this dualism?(Episode 5 of the Capitalism series)

Icarus Films | 2014 | 53 minutes

Hilarious 7 minute animated introduction to Karl Marx's worldview.

Icarus Films | 1978 | 6 minutes

Director Patricio Guzman travels to Chile's Atacama Desert where astronomers examine distant galaxies, archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and women dig for the remains of disappeared relatives.

Icarus Films | 2010 | 90 minutes

The roots of today's global trade agreements lie in the work of stockbroker David Ricardo and demographer Thomas Malthus. Together, they would restructure society in the image of the market. (Episode 3 of the Capitalism series)

Icarus Films | 2014 | 53 minutes

Adam Smith was both economist and moral philosopher. But his work on morality is largely forgotten, leading to tragic distortions that have shaped our global economic system. (Episode 2 of the Capitalism series)

Icarus Films | 2014 | 53 minutes

Have we gotten Marx wrong by focusing on the Communist Manifesto instead of on his critique of how capitalism works - a critique that is relevant and as penetrating as ever? (Episode 4 of the Capitalism series)

Icarus Films | 2014 | 53 minutes