Kanopy, new in 2015-16, is a large, educational streaming video service. It provides easy access to more than 26,000 documentaries, feature films, shorts and more. Kanopy adds new videos regularly, so check back to browse new content.
Included are many of VCU Libraries’ most-circulated DVD and VHS titles: Still Killing Us Softly 4; La Jetee; The National Parks; Race, the Power of Illusion; A House Divided; Rome, Open City; Apted’s Up series; Crude, the Real Price of Oil; Graduating Peter; Art & Copy; Unnatural Causes.
View a video new to VCU through Kanopy: The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff; Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman; The Economics of Happiness; How Facebook Changed the World – The Arab Spring; The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life; Plastic Tides; Precious Knowledge; The Distracted Mind
- Feature and international films from: Criterion/Janus Films, New Day Films, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Kino Lorber Education, Flicker Alley (silent film classics), Film Movement
- Documentaries from: Media Education Foundation, Green Planet Films, Roland Collection, Michael Blackwood, PBS, BBC, California Newsreel, Documentary Educational Resources, Psychotherapy.net
- Broad subject coverage: the arts, business, communication, diversity, education, experimental film, fashion, history, global studies, health, LGBT collections, literature, media, music, religion, psychology, sciences, sustainability, and technical training
Individual titles can be found within VCU Libraries Search. Kanopy online features include closed captioning, tools for links, social media and embedding players. Create an account to save clips and playlists. Explore through searching, browsing and recommendations, then refine through the subject, date, language and other limiters at the bottom, left of the interface.
By Nell Chenault, Film and Performing Arts Research Librarian
Image: Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? 2008. Kanopy Streaming