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Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Founded in 2008, Kanopy was established to provide academic institutions with essential films that foster learning and conversation. In 2016, Kanopy expanded its services to public libraries and now delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet. With an ideal platform for showcasing independent films that fuels lifelong learning, we are on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to enriching films that bridge cultural boundaries, spark discussion, and expand worldviews.
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In the News
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At a Glance
4,000+Libraries Reached, Worldwide
Countries Where Kanopy is Watched
Unique Titles Watched Per Month
45M+Public Library Patrons where Kanopy is available
Filmmaker and Supplier Partners
What They're Saying
Kanopy is the best entertainment platform I have signed up for in a long time. The fact that I've found a streaming service that provides me with all the international and indie movies that I always fear I've missed the window of watching in theatres or can't find on major streaming services…makes me VERY happy.”
Los Angeles Public Library Patron
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