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    Default Anyone use for documentaries?

    With the decline of quality documentaries on netflix and amazon, Ive been looking for a good source of videos.
    Kanopy is free with a library card, and seems to have a bunch of stuff, and using the search feature brought back a satisfying amount of results.

    Has anyone used it, and have an opinion whether or not its a useful tool?

    Are there other free (or nearly free) repositories of vetted documentaries? (Im annoyed by netflix and amazon publishing material under the guise of “documentary” but full of deliberate lies and propeganda.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    I've really been impressed by the range of offerings Kanopy provides. It has Great Courses, documentaries, and a large selection of short, indie, and foreign films of multiple genres as well. A steal at free. ;-)

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    The Great Courses are designed for college students, so even though younger students will still get something out of it, it’d way over my third grader’s head. Everything else I saw looks like it’ll be too complex, too. I might use it for movies for me, though.
    We took the summer off as I couldn’t get anything started w/o a regular routine in place. Doing 3rd grade now and so far so good.

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    I enjoy it, but I sure wish there was more than 10 free views a month

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Anyone use for documentaries?