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All the World's Memory

An exploration of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Icarus Films | 1956 | 21 minutes

Almayer's Folly

Narrative film adaptation by Chantal Akerman of Joseph Conrad's first novel, following a European man living in Southeast Asia and his half-indigenous daughter.

Icarus Films | 2011 | 127 minutes

The Art of Being Human

A remarkable artist who helps us see the humanity in others.

Bullfrog Films | 1995 | 28 minutes

Art Poetry, Part 1

Have you ever wondered what would it be like to mash-up Shakespeare’s poems with sound, music, pictures, and illustration? Art Poetry bringing people closer to poetry by representing a selection of the most significant poems in the history of literature in two-minute animation pieces.

Pragda Films | 2012 | 62 minutes

Art Poetry, Part 2

Have you ever wondered what would it be like to mash-up Shakespeare’s poems with sound, music, pictures, and illustration? Art Poetry bringing people closer to poetry by representing a selection of the most significant poems in the history of literature in two-minute animation pieces.

Pragda Films | 2012 | 62 minutes

Bertsolari

Bertsolaritza is an ancestral, completely improvised, form of Basque poetry. Anachronistic? Not at all: the bertsolari, with their spontaneous creation and wordplay, could be an inspiration for rappers and other improv artists.

Pragda Films | 2011 | 52 minutes

Bestseller

Why do some books become bestsellers? This documentary examines the phenomenon in today's global publishing industry.

Icarus Films | 2006 | 52 minutes

Bruly Bouabré's Alphabet

In the 1950's, Ivory Coast artist Bruly Bouabré created hundreds of pictograms based on one-syllable words in his language, Bété.

Icarus Films | 2005 | 17 minutes

Carretera Cartonera: Discover the World of Cartonera Publishers

Carretera Cartonera travel across Latin America to understand Cartonera book production. What they find is a diverse and vast array of citizens and cooperatives committed to using literary production as a means of fighting for social justice, economic equality, and a more sustainable world.

Pragda Films | 2016 | 37 minutes

Colette

A fascinating visit with the legendary writer in her Paris apartment on the Palais Royal circa 1951. And Jean Cocteau drops by.

Icarus Films | 1951 | 29 minutes