Netflix has opened a selection of educational documentary movies and series — accessible currently for free on YouTube — saying it’s a method to help teachers during the COVID-19 quarantine.
The 10 titles incorporate Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” covering the mass-incarceration of people of color in the U.S.; nature docuseries “Our Planet,” described by Sir David Attenborough; and select episodes of “Babies.”
Netflix says it has previously permitted teachers to screen documentaries on the streaming service in their classrooms. However, with numerous schools shut down, the organization has opened up the 10 titles for free in the wake of accepting requests from teachers. Also, they’re currently accessible on Netflix’s YouTube channel.
“We hope this will, in a small way, help teachers around the world,” the organization said in a blog entry.
Netflix likewise is making accessible educational resources with each title, including study guides and Q&As with some of the makers behind the documentary projects.
Then, the documentaries are accessible just in English. Netflix said it will include captions over a dozen languages later this week.
Here’s the list of Netflix documentary movies and docuseries right now free on YouTube:
- “13th” (Film):
The title of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary alludes 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.”
Also, DuVernay spreads out the movement from that second qualifying condition to the horrors of mass criminalization and the rambling American jail industry.
Additionally, The film highlights documented footage and interviews with activists, politicians, historians, and once in the past detained women and men.
- “Knock Down the House” (Film):
Director Rachel Lears investigates the 2018 midterm elections in the U.S. through the lens of four common laborers ladies who run for Congress — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
- “Chasing Coral” (Film):
Documentary after an ad man, a self-announced coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they create the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events of coral reefs as they occur.
- “Period. End of Sentence.” (Short Film):
In a provincial town outside Delhi, India, ladies lead a quiet revolution. They battle against the deeply established stigma of menstruation. Period. End of Sentence. — a documentary short coordinated by Rayka Zehtabchi — tell their story.
For generations, these ladies didn’t approach pads, which lead to health issues and girls missing school or dropping out altogether. Be that as it may, when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the town, the women learn to produce and market their pads, enabling the ladies of their community.
They name their brand “FLY,” since they want ladies “to soar.” Their flight is, to a limited extent, empowered by the work of secondary school girls a large portion of a world away, in California, who collected the initial cash for the machine and started a non-profit called “The Pad Project.”
- “Zion” (Short Film):
Portrait of Zion Clark, a youthful wrestler born without legs who experienced childhood in foster care. Clark started wrestling in second grade against his able-bodied peers. Then the physical challenge became a therapeutic outlet and gave him a feeling of family.
Then moving from foster home to foster home, wrestling became the only consistent thing in his childhood. The Netflix original documentary short is coordinated by Floyd Russ.
- “The White Helmets (Short Film):
A Netflix original short documentary, set in Aleppo, Syria, and Turkey in mid-2016. As the violence heightens, The White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue laborers as they put everything on the line to spare civilians influenced by the war, at the same time wracked with stress over the security of their friends and family.
Moving and inspiring, The White Helmets (coordinated by Academy Award-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara) is both a snapshot of the harrowing realities of life for ordinary Syrians who stay in the nation and a humbling representation of the intensity of the human spirit.
- “Our Planet”:
Eight-part documentary series from the makers of “Planet Earth” gives a never-before-filmed look at the planet’s outstanding wild territories and their creature occupants, filmed in 50 nations over all the continents of the world. Described by Sir David Attenborough.
- “Abstract: The Art of Design” (Season 1):
The series goes inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers, exhibiting the most inspiring visionaries from a variety of disciplines whose work shapes our culture and future.
- “Explained” (7 Episodes):
Produced in partnership with Vox Media Studios and Vox, series investigates recent events and social trends across politics, science, history and pop culture.
- “Babies” (5 Episodes):
Filmed throughout three years, the milestone series follows 15 international families in their babies’ first year of life and highlights the work of leading researchers around the world.