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Kanopy (Firm)

Overview
Works: 50,686 works in 65,944 publications in 1 language and 1,641,326 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Television programs  Internet videos  History  Biographies  Nonfiction films  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, prn
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Kanopy (Firm)
Maison Close - Episode Four( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre will stop at nothing to save himself and begins to entertain the most outrageous customer requests. Hortense mounts a strong opposition, aided by Vera and Rose. Along the way, Rose finally discovers the truth about her mother & nd her own past
Tyler Turkle: Films and Videos 1973-2012, Volume 3( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 39 years of Tyler Turkle's films and videos
One Nation Under God by Will Bakke( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 390 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. ONE NATION UNDER GOD 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
Exile by Imtiaz Dharker( Visual )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and held by 384 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
America By The Numbers: The New Deciders( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this one-hour election special, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa takes us on location to: Cleveland, Ohio where Arab Americans who are Muslim and Christian register to vote and run for office to combat Islamophobia; Orlando, Florida as Latino Evangelicals find their political voice and support conservative causes as well as immigration reform; Orange County, California, where Asian American candidates face off in one of the state's predominantly Asian American voting districts; and the swing state of North Carolina, where African American Millennials on both sides of the political spectrum say they are continuing the civil rights tradition, but in totally different ways. THE NEW DECIDERS presents surprising numbers and the gripping real-life stories behind population change, demonstrating how demography becomes destiny for politics in the 2016 election and beyond
Little Pim: Let's Play!( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 370 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 )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 347 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
Arguing the World( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 339 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 333 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 : a nineteenth century vision by David Lebrun( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 326 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. 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. 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
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first international charter on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage to become one of the most admired women in America. Going beyond her public achievements, this intimate two-and-a-half-hour biography explores the secretive and surprising private life of a controversial American figure
Black America since MLK : and still I rise( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series looks at the last five decades of African American history through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage, the series illuminates our recent past, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community--and our nation as a whole. The final hour brings the story up to the present day. Gates celebrates how far African Americans have come toward equality and raises hard questions about the obstacles that remain
Dance for Camera( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 309 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
9/11 : inside the Pentagon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 307 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
The Gaze of the Stars( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 307 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 305 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
Last Dance by Donna Summer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 300 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. The film 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. In the end, we are rewarded as Pilobolus dancers—pure bolts of force and grace—give life to a stark and stunning dance work
High Fidelity( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 297 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)
Supermarkets : aisles of persuasion( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 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
Google: The Trouble with Success( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Google has grown from nothing in 1998 to a multinational tech giant. We tell that story, we identify the drivers of success. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't want to sell advertising at first. Now Google search is a giant advertising cash cow ... MODEL EMPLOYER We go inside the Googleplex near San Francisco to find the people and projects. Google prides itself on being a model employer, offering great pay and benefits to its staff whose average age is 29. Google encourages its staff to work on their own ideas, funding all kinds of futuristic projects with 'the courage to fail' ... MARKETING STRATEGY Google has used its enormous advertising revenue to develop into the online media and mobile phone markets -- exploiting the converging technologies of internet, mobile phones and media -- as well as exploring countless projects in the field of artificial intelligence. Google goes in for 'semi-organic growth', buying other businesses but to make them fit into existing product development teams ... DON'T BE EVIL? Google says its focus is to make the world a better place. It supports worthy projects in the developing world. But critics say, in the areas that matter, Google acts like any other multinational -- in its own interest. .. There have been attacks over tax, data privacy and abuse of dominance. Famously, the founders said 'Don't Be Evil' but have they lived up to the early motto?
 
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