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Narrated by Sir David Attenborough This eight-part series explores the unique and precious wonders of our natural world from the creators of the award-winning series Planet Earth.

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DIVERSITY – Witness the planet’s breathtaking diversity — from seabirds carpet-bombing the ocean to wildebeests eluding the wild dogs of the Serengeti. Dur 50 mins.
FROZEN WORLDS – On the unforgiving frontier of climate change, polar bears, walruses, seals and penguins find their icy Edens in peril. Dur 54 mins.
JUNGLES – Jungles and rainforests are home to an incredible variety of species like preening birds, intelligent orangutans and remarkably ambitious ants. Dur 51 mins.
COASTAL SEAS – From fearsome sharks to lowly urchins, 90 percent of marine creatures live in coastal waters. Protecting these habitats is a battle humanity must win. Dur 50 mins.
FROM DESERTS TO GRASSLANDS – Cameras follow desert elephants seeking sustenance, bison roaming North American grasslands and caterpillars living the good life underground. Dur 51 mins.
HIGH SEAS – Venture into the deep, dark and desolate oceans that are home to an abundance of beautiful – and downright strange – creatures. Dur 49 mins.
FRESH WATER – The need for fresh water is as strong as ever. However, the supply is becoming increasingly unpredictable for all manner of species. Dur 49 mins.
FORESTS – Examine the fragile interdependence that exists between forests’ wide variety of residents, including bald eagles, hunting dogs and Siberian tigers. Dur 49 mins.

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Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Dur 93 mins.

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13TH (2016)
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An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. Dur 100 mins.

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A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election. Dur 87 mins.

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Indian women fight the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads. Dur 26 mins.

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As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble. Dur 40 mins.

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ZION (2018)
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A portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs and grew up in foster care. Dur 12 mins.

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In partnership with Vox Media Studios and Vox, this enlightening explainer series will take viewers deep inside a wide range of culturally relevant topics, questions, and ideas. Each episode will explore current events and social trends pulled from the zeitgeist, touching topics across politics, science, history and pop culture — featuring interviews with some of the most authoritative experts in their respective fields.

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MUSIC (2018) – When does sound become music? Why are humans so uniquely able to master musicality? Researchers talk rhythm, octaves and the magic of song and dance. Dur 20 mins.
THE WORLD’S WATER CRISIS (2018) – The global water crisis is at an inflection point. How do we price our most valuable resource, while also ensuring access to it as a human right? Dur 19 mins.
WHY WOMEN ARE PAID LESS (2018)Hillary Clinton and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the cultural norms at the center of the worldwide gender pay gap, including the “motherhood penalty”. Dur 19 mins.
THE STOCK MARKET (2018) – Does the stock market accurately reflect the status of the economy? Finance specialists discuss market history, valuations and CEO incentives. Dur 18 mins.
CRICKET (2018) – Cricket experts look at how the confusing sport became so popular and discuss its evolution in becoming more accessible, entertaining and profitable. Dur 17 mins.
EXCLAMATION MARK ! (2018) – The story of the exclamation point. How it came to be and are we overusing it today? Dur 15 mins.
THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP (2018)Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap. Dur 16 mins.
CULTS (2019) – How do cults lure people in and exert control? Learn a cult’s telltale signs, and how loneliness and life online makes indoctrination easier than ever. Dur 26 mins.

BABIES (Series)
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A look at how infants learn and discover during their first year of life.

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LOVE (2020)The biology of bonding unravels to reveal how caregiving, social interaction and stress can physically change both parent and newborn. Dur 48 mins.
CRAWLING (2020) – When babies are born, they are slaves to gravity. Where they are put is where they stay. This segment of the Netflix documentary follows the infant as he/she learns to crawl. Also asked is could crawling be something more than only preparation for walking? Dur 53 mins.
FIRST WORDS (2020) – Something magical happens at the end of the first year, babies move toward the use of language. Babies hear language before being able to use it. Language allows us to transmit knowledge between generations which makes civilization possible. But how does the baby learn language? This segment answers that question. Dur 51 mins.
SLEEP (2020) – Baby sleep time is really important. That’s why the baby spends a lot of time sleeping. We know the baby needs an incredible amount of sleep daily but why does sleep make the baby develop? Sleep science is just beginning to answer why. Dur 49 mins.
FIRST STEPS (2020)Scientists venture into the ways that walking changes a baby’s world and unveil findings on neonatal reflexes, skeletal development and talking. Dur 49 mins.

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Meet eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design today in the new Netflix original documentary series, Abstract: The Art of Design. Journey through their creative process, explore their work, and discover how their innovative designs have profoundly affected our every day lives. 

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CHRISTOPH NIEMANN: ILLUSTRATION (2017) – From New Yorker covers to Instagram sketches, illustrator Christoph Niemann plays with abstraction and interactivity — and questions authenticity. Dur 47 mins.
TINKER HATFIELD: FOOTWEAR (2017)Tinker Hatfield’s background in architecture and athletics sparked his game-changing shoe designs for Nike, including the iconic Air Jordan series. Dur 42 mins.
ES DEVLIN: STAGE DESIGN (2017) – Stage designer Es Devlin crafts evocative sets for concerts, operas, plays and runway shows using light, film, sculpture — and even rain. Dur 43 mins.
BJARKE INGELS – ARCHITECTURE (2017) – Architect Bjarke Ingels unites function, fantasy and sustainability in “pragmatic utopian” designs like a clean power plant topped with a ski slope. Dur 45 mins.
RALPH GILLES – AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN (2017) – As Fiat Chrysler’s global head of design, Ralph Gilles steers the brand into the future with sleek new sports cars and a self-driving electric van. Dur 48 mins.
PAULA SCHER: GRAPHIC DESIGN (2017) – Graphic designer Paula Scher paints with words, developing the visual language of iconic brands and institutions around the world. Dur 41 mins.
PLATON: PHOTOGRAPHY (2017)Platon’s fearless portraits capture the souls of world leaders and ordinary people. A shoot with Gen. Colin Powell provides a window into his process. Dur 44 mins.
ILSE CRAWFORD: INTERIOR DESIGN (2017) – Interior designer Ilse Crawford creates spaces and objects that engage the senses and promote well-being, from high-end hotels to Ikea furniture. Dur 42 mins.