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Icarus Films | Health Care

Award winning films and videos about Health and Health Care.

Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:20:00 GMT



Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:20:00 GMT

RARE follows an extraordinary mother in a race against time to find a treatment for her daughter's rare genetic disease.

New Release: Toward Daylight

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 01:52:00 GMT

To kindle the hope necessary for the living to face, and move on from, the pain and loss of suicide, five people tell their stories.

The Substance

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 22:24:34 GMT

Chock-full of rare footage and LSD-celebrity interviews, an informative and enteraining historical and scientific "trip."

Roll On

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:24:37 GMT

Aims to share the everyday lives of families living with neuromuscular disorders.

The Disappearing Male

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:51:47 GMT

Looks at a class of common chemicals doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for the toxic threat to the male reproductive system.

Killed by Care

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:51:12 GMT

Explores the tragic consequences of medical error on patients, their families and on health care workers, and asks how medicine can be made safer.

Branding Illness

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:03:06 GMT

A documentary exposé of how pharmaceutical companies create demand for the drugs at their disposal, and buy the science they need to prove their effectiveness.

Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:43:34 GMT

Through the stories of eight people with Alzheimer's disease, this touching video gives viewers a real and vivid sense of what it's like to experience the early stages of progressive memory loss.

At the Breaking Point

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:42:57 GMT

Short video excerpts that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity.

Freedom of Sexual Expression

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:42:03 GMT

Looks at sexuality and intimacy as basic human rights for those living with a decreased cognizance in a nursing home.

Learning To Speak Alzheimer's

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:41:23 GMT

Applying the basic concepts of habilitation the video shows how to create a suitable environment in which the person can lead a quality life through proactive adjustments.

Making Every Moment Count

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:40:42 GMT

Addresses the complex issues surrounding palliative end-of-life care for children. Psychologist Leora Kuttner profiles five children with life threatening illness, and the families and health professionals who support them.

A Mother Never Gives Up Hope

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:40:15 GMT

Shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita—four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son.

One in Eight

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:39:39 GMT

Janice was 33 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is an irreverent and highly personal look at one woman's fight with a disease that affects one in eight women.

Our Daily Poison

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:38:56 GMT

Reveals how everyday chemicals—pesticides, Aspartame and plastics—may be slowly poisoning us.

Outside In

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:38:21 GMT

Spanning nine years, Dr. Kasia Clark's story reveals how the human spirit can combine with medicine, complementary therapies, support, athletics, and art to challenge cancer.


Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:37:48 GMT

Judith Scott has Down syndrome, is deaf, and does not speak. Yet after 35 years of institutionalization, with the help of a sister who never gave up on her, she emerged to create a series of sculptures that have fascinated and mystified...

Vital Signs

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:36:55 GMT

An edgy, raw documentary exploring the politics of disability through performances at a national conference on disability and the arts.

Love Limits

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 22:30:27 GMT

Two people with intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy are united in their commitment to each other and to living their lives with dignity and grace.


Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:32:25 GMT

Tickets for NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT are on sale now online, including for the Friday & Saturday 8:10pm shows featuring a Q&A with Patricio Guzman — book now!

Stroke Recovery

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 02:13:47 GMT

A comprehensive resource intended to aid stroke survivors and their caregivers during the ongoing recovery process.

Dying to Live

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 02:20:24 GMT

Captures a year in the lives of four people waiting for life-saving organ transplants.

Congo in Four Acts

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:46:04 GMT

A quartet of short films (on one dvd) that lay bare the reality of everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Famous 4A

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:45:34 GMT

Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.

Flying People

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:44:57 GMT

A world champion kite flyer shares his passion for flight with a man blind from birth in this tale of friendship that challenges our notions of disability.


Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:44:13 GMT

After painter Bill Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he began his greatest body of work - a decade-long series of self-portraits chronicling his journey into dementia.

Ladies in Waiting

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:43:34 GMT

A maternity clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo copes with its patients' lack of money while trying to provide the best-intentioned care.

Left in Baghdad

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:37:04 GMT

An American soldier returns from Iraq without his left arm and adapts to life with new physical challenges.


Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:36:35 GMT

A highly engrossing family drama about a successful artist who must cope with his sudden paralysis following an accident.

Song of the Soul: Stories of Hospice in South Africa

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:35:35 GMT

An inside look at urban and rural hospice centers across South Africa that provide community-based compassionate care in the face of widespread poverty.


Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:35:05 GMT

A personal film diary of a man's rehabilitation from a life threatening brain-stem stroke.

Surrounded by Waves

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:34:23 GMT

A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.