Top 5 Educational Netflix shows for self-isolation

With the UK headed back into a second national lockdown, it means there will be a lot more people needing to self isolate. Therefore I wanted to share my top five educational shows to watch so I can learn more about the world we live in as well as increase my knowledge of the world.

Blackfish | A truly heartbreaking documentary which explores the life and death of Tilikum, an Orca who was captured in Iceland in 1983. He spent his life in captivity at many different facilities including Seaworld, Orlando, until he died in 2017. 

Born to be free | Another documentary focussed on the plight of Cetaceans in captivity. This documentary starts in the remote corners of Russia where they witness the mistreatment that Orcas, Dolphins and Beluga Whales are subject to. The film follows 18 Beluga Whales captured for the Atlanta Aquarium in Georgia and for Seaworld.

My octopus teacher | The film shows the relationship that forms between a filmmaker and an octopus, and the impact that this bas on both of their lives. He decided to keep visiting her den and tracking her movements every day for a year to win the animal’s trust. The two form a bond where she plays with Foster and allows him into her world to see how she sleeps, lives, and eats.

David Attenborough – A life on our Planet | A really fascinating documentary which explores how the Earth has changed in 93 years, ever since Attenborough has started his work. It gave a first hand account of the monumental scale of humanity’s impact on nature.

Broken – Recycling scam | Part of a 4 part series, this explores how we built our recycling systems and how big corporations changed the whole recycling narrative in order to make themselves look better. It also explores the reason why things don’t get recycled and end up in landfill or sent abroad for others to deal with.


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