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Showing 1 - 10 of 84 titles with a criteria of Subject is Biography


Pioneering athlete Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court.

Icarus Films | 2014 | 83 minutes

Gendun Choephel, a legendary figure in Tibet, turned from the monastic life he was born to (as the reincarnation of a Buddhist lama), to become a fierce critic of his country's religious conservatism and isolationism.

Icarus Films | 2005 | 97 minutes

Traces the biography and current relevance of this controversial moral and political philosopher, his work, and his contemporary role as an intellectual leader of the anti-globalization movement.

Icarus Films | 2004 | 52 minutes

Holocaust survivor Simone Lagrange vividly recounts her experiences in Auschwitz, and the role she played in bringing Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie to justice.

Icarus Films | 2009 | 88 minutes

Unearths the story of Morocco's greatest and most controversial political figure, including his abduction and subsequent murder.

Icarus Films | 2002 | 84 minutes

A hard-hitting look at one of the many heinous crimes that came before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Bullfrog Films | 2005 | 68 minutes

Neither man nor woman, Chris is a 'Two-Spirit,' in between genders.

Icarus Films | 2012 | 76 minutes

Through the conflict over raising a monument to honor the Italian explorer Petro di Brazza, BLACK AFRICA WHITE MARBLE shines a harsh light on central Africa's colonial past and troubled present.

Icarus Films | 2010 | 86 minutes

The life and work of legendary director Robert Flaherty ('Nanook of the North'), the 'father of documentary.' This title has one or more clips.

Icarus Films | 2011 | 84 minutes

A reflection of filmmaker Chantal Akerman on filmmaking, both through her words and excerpts from her films.

Icarus Films | 1996 | 64 minutes