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Netflix Is Letting People Stream Box Sets For Free Including David Attenborough

Ciara Sheppard

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Netflix Is Letting People Stream Box Sets For Free Including David Attenborough

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Netflix is the latest company to be making some much-welcomed concessions during this strange time - the streaming platform has made a bunch of its educational box sets and documentaries free to watch!

Yes, the streamer is opening its doors to non-subscribers by making a selection of documentaries available to watch during lockdown, to keep us all occupied - and maybe even teach us a thing or two - during the pandemic.

Those with or without an account will be able to enjoy all eight episodes of David Attenborough's 2019 nature series Our Planet, as well as Babies (2020), season one of Explained (2018) and season one of Abstract: The Art of Design (2017).

All seven episodes of David Attenborough's 2019 nature series 'Our Planet' will be available for free (Credit: Netflix)
All seven episodes of David Attenborough's 2019 nature series 'Our Planet' will be available for free (Credit: Netflix)

Aside from that, you'll be able to watch a ton of feature-length documentaries, including Knock Down The House (2019), the film following four female Democrats - including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - who decided to run for Congress in 2018.

You'll also get Zion (2018), about wrestler Zion Clark who was born without legs; and Period. End of Sentence (2018), the Oscar-winning film about period poverty in India and the group of women leading a sexual revolution.

'Period. End of Sentence' won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film in 2019 (Credit: Netflix)
'Period. End of Sentence' won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film in 2019 (Credit: Netflix)

Making up the list is Chasing Coral (2017), documenting the disappearance of the world's coral reefs; 13th (2016), Ava DuVernay's critically-acclaimed film about race and mass incarceration in the United States; and The White Helmets (2016), following three Syria Civil Defence volunteers as they work in worn-torn Syria.

These are some amazing documentaries - Netflix, you are too kind!

Ava DuVernay's film about mass-incarceration, '13TH', is also on the list (Credit: Netflix)
Ava DuVernay's film about mass-incarceration, '13TH', is also on the list (Credit: Netflix)

Many may not know that Netflix has permitted teachers with an account to stream its documentaries in its classrooms for years now.

However, as this isn't possible with schools closed as a result of COVID-19 lockdown procedures, the platform decided to make the aforementioned shows free.

You can find the documentaries on Netflix's special YouTube playlist here.

Nice one Netflix!

Topics: TV and Film, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Ciara Sheppard
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