10 Netflix Documentaries Are Now Available For Free on YouTube | HelloGiggles
Arielle Tschinkel
Updated Apr 27, 2020 @ 12:16 pm
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If you’re looking for some fresh inspo to shake up your quarantine watch list, Netflix has got you covered. The streaming service is offering 10 of its documentary films and series for free on YouTube. Netflix hopes to help teachers and students—or anyone looking to dive deep into a topic of their choosing—stay engaged with educational content during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

With schools across the country closed indefinitely, this is a solid opportunity for anyone to check out these educational documentaries for free, even if you don’t have access to a Netflix account. Along with the documentaries, Netflix is providing additional educational resources.

Netflix wrote in its announcement, “We hope this will, in a small way, help teachers around the world.”

The 10 docs and docuseries are currently available in English, with Netflix noting that subtitles in more than a dozen languages will be available later this week. There’s truly something for everyone.

If you want to learn more about the parts of the world humans haven’t yet inhabited, check out Our Planet, an eight-part documentary series that explores wilderness areas in 50 countries across all the continents.

There’s also Babies, a five-episode series that follows 15 international families during their babies’ first year of life. Abstract: The Art of Design follows some of the visionaries in the world of design. Director Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary 13th is about the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States. Knock Down the House follows the primary campaigns of game-changing women politicians, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Here’s the full list of free streaming documentaries:

  • 13th
  • Abstract: The Art of Design
  • Babies
  • Chasing Coral
  • Explained
  • Knock Down the House
  • Our Planet
  • Period. End of Sentence.
  • The White Helmets
  • Zion

Teachers, educators, and everyone can check out Netflix’s YouTube channel here. Happy streaming!

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