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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52.6K Ratings

52.6K Ratings

C. Zucker ,

Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War

A magnificent tribute to the American women who joined the Spanish Loyalist forces and international brigades , including the American Abraham Lincoln Brigade, to fight against fascism in Spain. These women, many of whom were nurses and medical personnel, treated the wounded and dying Loyalist soldiers and their allies who fought against Franco’s forces and their Italian and German allies. The film interviews the women today as they look back and tell the story of the war that foreshadowed World War II. A great deal of original film footage depicts the actual circumstances faced by the Spanish people and the Spanish Republic as they confronted the onslaught of fascism and the indifference of the world to their plight. This film could be titled one of the Spanish Civil War’s Untold Stories; these women, with all of the courage and idealism they demonstrate, played a heroic and critical role in this struggle.

Len44039 ,

Launching was a bit quirky

Great app but getting started was a bit quirky. I chose access through my local library. The app had difficulty verifying my valid library card. With some help from the library, I got through that then had trouble logging in and verifying account details. Once I navigated through those troubled waters, the environment on the other side is spectacular.

Titles are well organized and rich with both education and entertainment. There are some limitations but flexibility is very good. Streaming through my Apple TV (and other devices too) brings the movies and lectures to the big TV. The app seems stable with no bugs that I can tell. Navigation is intuitive. Options are easy. At a cost of $00, I’m not sure I could ask for more.

HollyDay ,

Poor service provider

It could be a good streaming option, especially for those interested in foreign films and documentaries. BUT, the service is problematic and the customer service nearly non-existant.

The films keep getting blurry on their app and they blame the user's internet connection, except I have 6 other streaming services and none have this problem at 200mbp speed.

The points expire at the end of each month and renewed again the first of the following month. But if you use a point during the month to check out a film, you only have 2 days to watch that film, not the entire month. Rip off.

Sometimes, for unknown reasons, a film will clock 2 points, even though it's a 1-point film. Again, rip off. Customer service does nothing, even though this needs to be addressed on a technical level.

Trying to get any help from customer service via email is useless. They do absolutely nothing and more often than not, don't even respond.

I'll be informing my local library of these issues with Kanopy. The library pays a premium price per month to provide this service free to us, so nobody should be ripped off.

No wonder many libraries are discontinuing the service. You can even find 85% of the films already streaming on other services, anyway.

Too bad. There's a market for a foreign films streaming service in the US, but not one with so many issues and horrid lack of service.

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