Educational Documentaries Released By Netflix For Free Amidst Pandemic

Publish On: 20 Apr, 2020 10:01 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

SAN FRANCISCO: Netflix has released 10 of its educational documentaries at no cost on its Netflix US YouTube channel, in order to provide teachers content to screen for their virtual classroom sessions.

Documentary films and series which have been made available, features 13th, Babies, Chasing Coral, Knock Down the House and Our Planet.

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The other content offered is episodes from the series Abstract and Explained, as well as the shorts Period. End of Sentence, (a short documentary about menstruation, based in India, It also won an Oscar in the year 2018 for 'Best Documentary [Short Subject]'), The White Helmets and Zion.

"For a few years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this is not possible with schools closed," the streaming giant said within a blog post.

"So at their request, we've made a range of our documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel," the company added.

The documentaries are available in English, but subtitles in more than a dozen languages should be available later in the coming week.

Netflix is additionally making educational resources, including study guides and Q&As, available for every documentary.

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The documentaries are free for anyone to stream, unlike the documentaries found on its streaming platform, which needs a monthly subscription.