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Ten of Netflix’s Documentary feature releases on Youtube for free

2 years ago

With the schools closed under lockdown, every possible step is taken to help students in utilizing their lockdown time. Netflix, a OTT platform on the request of teachers, made a series of educational documentary features for students and make it available on company’s official Youtube channel.

Netflix at its blog mentioned “Each title also has educational resources available, which can be used by both students and teachers – and we’ll be doing Q&As with some of the creators behind these projects so that students can hear from them firsthand. “

The ten documentaries are:

1. Abstract (Series – Season 1)

Abstract: The Art of Design takes you beyond blueprints into the art, science, and philosophy of design. The series goes inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers, showcasing the most inspiring visionaries from a variety of disciplines whose work shapes our culture and future.

2. Babies (Series – select episodes)

The series examines the epic journey every person embarks on, from helpless newborn to independent toddler. From the first bond, a baby shares with its parents, to learning to feed, sleep through the night, crawl across the room, speak their first words, and discover the world around them – right up to those first steps of toddlerhood.

3. Chasing Coral  (Film)

The will and wisdom of an ad man, a coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. It is documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves.

4. Explained (Series – select episodes)

Each episode will explore current events and social trends touching topics across politics, science, history and pop culture.

5. Knock Down the House (Film)

It story revolves around 2018 midterm elections in the U.S. that tipped the balance of power, through the eyes of four working-class women who run for Congress — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin — and mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents.

6. Our Planet (Series)

This eight-part series will explore the unique and precious wonders of our natural world from the creators of the award-winning series Planet Earth. In partnership with World Wildlife Fund, Our Planet combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants.

7. Period. End of Sentence. (Short)

A short documentary showing the fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation in rural areas.  Women didn’t have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads.

8. The White Helmets (Short)

he White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016.

9. Zion (Short)

Zion is a  portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler born without legs who grew up in foster care. Clark began wrestling in second grade against his able-bodied peers.

10. 13th

A documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”

Seema Jain

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