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Kanopy (Firm)

Overview
Works: 68,759 works in 86,309 publications in 1 language and 1,598,405 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Other, htt, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Kanopy (Firm)
Maison Close - Episode Eight( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced into service at The Paradise, Rose manages to escape before being tracked down by the police. After one of the girls is assaulted, Vera organizes a strike in protest, causing a strain on the brothel's finances. In response, Hortense decides to sell Rose's chastity to the highest bidder. As things are heating up, Hortense's despised brother, Pierre Gaillac, arrives from the colonies to take over the business
Tyler Turkle: Films and Videos 1973-2012, Volume 3( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 39 years of Tyler Turkle's films and videos
Curiosity Quest Goes Green: Plastic Bottle Recycling( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did you know that Americans use approximately 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Join Joel on this episode to find out how we can help our planet by recycling these plastic bottles
Exile by Imtiaz Dharker( Visual )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile portrays the filmmaker's own compelling journey behind the Iron Curtain to retrace her origins. Beautiful scenery and often haunting music accompanied her sojourn from Czechoslovakia into Prague and Austria where the film captures what it meant to be Jewish and survive during those dark Hitler years. - Josh Baran
Arguing the World( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing the World is the story of four brilliant and engaging men caught up in the central struggles of our time. This enthralling film creates a vivid picture of intellectual life in the 20th century. For more than half a century, Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol have all passionately believed that ideas can change the world-especially their ideas. And they have been fighting over those ideas ever since they entered New York's City College as young radicals in the 1930's. Arguing the World traces their youth in New York's immigrant neighborhoods, their idealistic college days, their controversial roles during the McCarthy era, their battle with the New Left in the 60's, and their vastly differing political views today
House of Life( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, the site of layer upon layer of buried members of the once-vibrant Jewish community. Almost a million people from all over the world now visit the cemetery each year, and HOUSE OF LIFE chronicles its history, which is rich in lore, mysticism, tradition and philosophy. Tales of great rabbis and philanthropists and the story of the giant golem, created from clay to protect the Jewish people, are narrated by Claire Bloom. The 12,000 stones may be covering as many as 100,000 members of Prague's historic Jewish community. Under the German occupation in World War II, the cemetery was the only place where Jewish children were allowed to play. Later, under the communists, lovers met there for trysts. The cemetery -- and film -- serve as a powerful reminder of the indomitable spirit of a people compelled to honor their past and preserve the lessons of history
Proteus by David Lebrun( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the 19th century, the world beneath the sea played much the same role that outer space played for the 20th. The ocean depths were both the ultimate scientific frontier and the home of imagination and the fantastic ... Twenty years in the making and based on images of 19th century painters, photographers and scientific illustrators, Proteus brings these undersea worlds to life in a wonderfully unique film ... The central figure of PROTEUS is biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel. As a young man, Haeckel was torn between science and art, materialism and religion, inner and outer worlds. Through his discoveries beneath the sea, Haeckel reconciled these dualities, bringing them together in an almost mystical vision. His work profoundly influenced not only biology but Art Nouveau and Surrealism, Sigmund Freud and D.H. Lawrence, Vladimir Lenin and Thomas Edison ... The key to Haeckel's vision was a tiny undersea organism called the radiolarian, one of the earliest forms of life. Haeckel discovered and painted four thousand species of these one-celled creatures. In the seemingly infinite variety of their intricate geometric skeletons, Haeckel saw all the possibilities of organic and created form ... Around Haeckel's story, Proteus weaves a tapestry of biology and oceanography, poetry and myth. The legend of Faust and the journey of Coleridge's Ancient Mariner are part of the story, together with the laying of the transatlantic telegraphic cable and the epic voyage of HMS Challenger. As these threads lead us back to Haeckel and the radiolaria, Proteus becomes "indescribable ... a remarkable movie that continually urges the mind to reach beyond what is examined on the screen"(Leonardo: The Journal of Arts, Sciences and Technology)
The story of the Jews( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prize-winning author and Emmy-Award winner Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. The story begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God
One Nation Under God by Will Bakke( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine: beauty makeovers for butch lesbians; tackle football for gay men; electroshock orgasmic reorientation... These and other funny, bizarre, and often terrifying methods have been used for decades to "cure" gays and lesbians of their homosexuality. This film takes us into the strange world of "ex-gay" ministries and "conversion" therapies, revealing shocking techniques used to "straighten" out all those "twisted" souls. At the center of the film are two former leaders of one of the biggest ex-gay ministries, who just happen to fall in love
Supermarkets : aisles of persuasion( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does a quick trip to the grocery store turn into an hour-long cart-filling spree? Teach your students how stores persuade us to buy more with strategic store layouts, tricky sale signs, and those extra big carts. Plus, get six tips to turn typical shopping habits into savvy supermarket selections
Little Pim: Let's Play!( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the fun ways young children play together and learn more than 60 words and phrases with Little Pim. Explore the wonders of play, from blocks to boats, from tea parties to dress up
Among the Believers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state. His dream is to impose a strict version of Shariah law throughout the country, as a model for the world. A flashpoint in Aziz's holy war took place in 2007, when the government leveled his flagship mosque to the ground, killing his mother, brother, only son and 150 students. With unprecedented access, Among the Believers follows Aziz on his very personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, during the bloodiest period in Pakistan's modern history. The film also follows the lives of two teenage students who have attended madrassahs (Islamic seminaries) run by Aziz's Red Mosque network. Throughout the film, their paths diverge: Talha, 12, detaches from his moderate Muslim family and decides to become a jihadi preacher. Zarina, also 12, escapes her madrassah and joins a regular school. Over the next few years, Zarina's education is threatened by frequent Taliban attacks on schools like her own. Aziz's foil is nuclear physicist and leading educational activist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy. He passionately opposes Aziz through his public appearances, lectures, and the media. Opposition against Aziz comes to a head in December, 2014, when Aziz insults a grieving nation by trying to justify the brutal massacre of 132 school children in Peshawar by the Taliban. The attack ignites a movement to end extremism in Pakistan's mosques and madrassahs. Led by Hoodbhoy and others, Pakistan's moderate majority focuses on Aziz and calls for his arrest
Last Dance by Donna Summer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerhouse creative forces unite, and sparks fly, in Mirra Bank's award-winning LAST DANCE. Bank follows the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and legendary author-illustrator, Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on the dance-theater work that honors a haunting holocaust legacy. Last Dance weaves rehearsal footage, probing interviews, chilling Nazi propaganda footage and breathtaking performance into a thrilling insight into the creative process. The film holds nothing back as philosophies clash, confrontations abound, and artistic disaster threatens at every turn. But in the end we are rewarded as Pilobolus dancers -- pure bolts of force and grace -- give life to a stark and stunning dancework
Dance for Camera( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance for Camera presents six films that are among the most outstanding examples of a new film genre that merges dance and film. Selected from festivals in Europe and North America, and winners of over 17 international awards, these films present an array of humor, drama, beauty and rhythm not usually seen on film or stage made by young emerging artists from around the world
High Fidelity( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the filmmaking team that brought us the Academy Award-winning From Mao To Mozart: Isaac Stern in China comes this spirited and humorous documentary about the world-famous Guarneri String Quartet. Filled with the music of Haydn, Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven, this provocative yet enjoyable film joins the Quartet during intimate rehearsals and recording sessions, as well as on tour to Prague, Venice, Baden-Baden and across the United States. An astonishing look into the inner workings of the legendary Quartet, "High Fidelity may be the best film about music and musicians since From Mao To Mozart!" (Vincent Canby, The New York Times)
The Gaze of the Stars( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of this story is a woman felt only by her absence - in other words, a dream of a woman, perhaps symbolic of the lost dream for a post-independence Mozambique. Salomão owns a bar in Maputo, still down at the heels after the civil war, where the local machos drink and talk of soccer and women. He rather gruffly takes care of his adopted nephew Betinho, a war orphan. Some years before, a young woman, Julia, left him because he refused to let her work or study outside the house. Instead, she married Saide, the man next door. Nothing has been heard of her for months, but the sound of constant wife-beating comes from inside Saide's house. When Salomão finally decides to put a stop to the beatings, he discovers that Julia left Saide long ago because he blamed her for his own sterility. The mock beatings were Saide's pathetic way of convincing the world he still had a wife. In this wry but pessimistic film, the men sense their machismo has driven away what they most desire but lack the strength to change. Salomão explains to Betinho that they are like the stars, cursed to look for their lost dream forever
Materia Wood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Italy there's a strong tradition of working with wood. In this documentary we start in the Forest of Violins in Paneveggio. Each tree is specially selected and felled for its quality grain. The forest is never over-harvested, with a mindfulness of preserving the forest and the traditional trees that are used to make the world's finest violins and other objects of art. You will be introduced to fascinating Cremona, where the best violin makers work. Visit Schools, and witness local traditions being carved, like the Krampus masks and other works of art surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the region
Know your consumer rights (and responsibilities) by Tracy Ullman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of the consumer and the eight widely recognized consumer rights and responsibilities. Also explains how government uses laws and federal agencies to support these rights
Mauri( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mauriis the story of Rewi, a manhaunted by a past which threatens to engulf his future. The story is set among the colourful characters of a once thriving settlement, Te Mata, upon whom the encroachment by Europeans spells disaster. Now isolated by lack of numbers, time and distance, the remaining survivors form a tight-knit community which outsiders find impenetrable. Rewi's deceit forces him to become part of that community and his life is inextricably interwoven with those around him
9/11 : inside the Pentagon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past 15 years we have seen the Towers fall again and again in a series of powerful documentaries and TV shows. Movies have expertly rendered the courage of first responders and the passenger takeover on United Flight 93. But in the smoke of 9/11, one story still remains largely overlooked: the attack on the Pentagon ... On September 11th, 184 people lost their lives at the Pentagon. Today many people are surprised to hear that the Pentagon was ever a target, let alone the loss of life that occurred there. And even fewer know about those who escaped and how many people were terrifyingly close to the impact zone ... On the 15th anniversary of the attack, survivors -- many for the first time -- tell their stories. There are harrowing accounts of crawling blindly through dark, smoky corridors, leaping from windows to escape, reentering the inferno to find colleagues, carrying the wounded to safety and tending to gravely burned, unrecognizable co-workers despite the dangerous conditions that surrounded them
 
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