Thursday, June 9, 2016

'Nefertiti’s Daughters' and other titles from Icarus Films now available on NJVID

This week NJVID team has digitized and added new titles from the commercial video distributor - Icarus Films. The content includes topics such as role of women and art in Egypt's political uprising, the story of Nobel prize winner - Gabriel García Márquez and more. These titles can now be licensed by any NJVID member for streaming access. The titles in this list are:


  • Nefertiti’s Daughters - A story of women, art and revolution, this vibrant film documents the critical role that revolutionary street art played - and is continuing to play - in the political uprising of Egypt. Introducing a cadre of courageous and gifted female artists who are deeply involved in the struggle for social and political justice, Nefertiti’s Daughters illustrates the surprising ways that artwork, instead of being relegated to dusty museums and academia, can instead become a powerful tool in the ongoing fight for civil and human rights.
  • Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - How did a boy from a tiny town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions? How did he change our perception of reality with his work? The answers lie in the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature. A law-school dropout and political journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez became the writer of globally celebrated, critically-acclaimed books including Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude. Known as "Gabo" to all of Latin America, Gabriel García Márquez's sensual, "magical" sensibility leds him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s - including a pivotal and previously unknown role in negotiations between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American President Bill Clinton - and into the hearts of readers across the world.
  • Gringo Trails - Are tourists destroying the planet - or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, Gringo Trails traces stories over the course of thirty years to show the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment.
  • Man for a Day - Performance artist and gender activist Diane Torr has appeared on stages around the world as a drag king, performing male characters and raising issues of gender and performativity. Now she holds workshops for other women in which they develop their own male characters and live as men for a day in an attempt to better understand the dynamics of gender in contemporary society. This film brings us inside Torr's workshop in Berlin. The artist guides a group of open-minded women from diverse backgrounds - an Angolan single mother, an Israeli lesbian, a young German beauty queen, among others - through the theoretical underpinnings of her work, and helps them develop male characters of their own.
 All titles can be licensed from Icarus Films at sara@icarusfilms.com

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