New Documentaries on Kanopy

Learn more about history, culture, politics, and more with documentaries on Kanopy. Don’t forget, you can stream up to 10 movies or episodes each month. Take a look at what’s new right now!

On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson was found dead in his high school gymnasium rolled up in a gym mat. Told through the eyes of KJ’s family and close friends, the film shares this truly historic, heartbreaking, and unbelievable story with the world for the first time.

Finding Kendrick Johnson

An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs — the controversial Black driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier in the storied history of the Indy 500.

Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story

The life and career of rock ‘n’ roll icon Joan Jett from her years with The Runaways to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. With her inimitable singles “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” and “Bad “Reputation” Joan Jett inspired a generation of young women to rock.

Bad Reputation

Tommie Smith, the gold medalist who is known for raising his fist after accepting a medal at the 1968 Olympic games in protest of racial inequality, looks back 50 years to the moment that helped define a movement and changed the course of his life forever.

With Drawn Arms