Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stream Films and Documentaries with Kanopy

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Kanopy, an interdisciplinary streaming video service, offers instructors and students an extensive video collection, including:

  • documentaries like Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women and Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity,
  • indie and foreign films in many languages including French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, German, Italian, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, and Russian,
  • silent films starring Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd,
  • classics of world cinema from the Criterion Collection/Janus Films (including films from Ingmar Bergman, Fellini, Ozu and Truffaut),
  • performance videos from the top names in theatre and dance,
  • and a plethora of instructional videos on topics such as business management, computer programming and other career related skills.

Kanopy has over 26,000 films from leading producers such as HBO, PBS, New Day Films, First Run Features, and BBC. Their website is easy to use to watch, share, and discuss films across campus.

Kanopy has been a helpful resources for professors across campus. In their own words:

"[Kanopy] streaming service was excellent - and (this is key) immediate. You sent me the link right away, I watched the film, played part of it in my class the following week, and then posted a link on eClass."
- Siobhan Byrne, PhD.  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science

"Kanopy has an impressive array of videos in the area of counselling and psychotherapy. The collection covers key approaches in psychotherapy, demonstrated by well-known therapists in the field. I can certainly see myself using some of the videos in my counselling classes."
- Jessica Van Vliet, Ph.D., R.Psych. Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology

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