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Kanopy – University of Reading

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Kanopy provides access to over thousands of films, from over 800 film makers on its online streaming platform. You will find a range of films related to the arts & humanities including documentaries, Hollywood cinema, and The Criterion Collection.

Use the Browse feature to search by subject or genre, or the search bar at the top of the page to look for a film by title.

Help & advice

Help using the Kanopy site

Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for additional advice on using this resource.

How you may use the content

You may only use the content for educational purposes.


  • lecture presentations
  • creating clips and playlists
  • embedding clips or films in BlackBoard
  • embedding in student coursework

Not permitted

  • downloading or copying the videos - they are for streaming only
  • public display in the University
  • any alteration, adaption or modification of the video or audio (except creating clips)

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