Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary films in North America. The company was started in 1978, with an emphasis on films from and about the Middle East. It has acquired and released 25 to 50 new films a year, its collection broadening to include films in many areas of social, political and cultural concern, and most areas of the humanities and social sciences.
Icarus Films is dedicated to distributing films about people and ideas too often unseen or unheard. Although it specializes in social, political, and historical documentaries, its collection includes a wide range of films with varying creative approaches and themes. It collaborates with filmmakers and independent production companies from all around the world, seeking out films that provide innovative and informative views of a rapidly changing world.