Whether you're looking to be educated or entertained, or a little of both, there are lots of free alternatives to paid streaming services so you can enjoy movies & TV shows at home. Try hosting an online watch party by video chatting with friends and family while you watch the same show! Below are our recommendations, including streaming shows, online documentaries, and live film events. Look for **New** to see what we've added most recently.
Bookmarks - Celebrating Black Voices: A collection of 12 episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists including Lupita N'yongo, Misty Copeland and Common reading children's books from Black authors, highlighting the Black experience. Hosted by Marley Dias, On Youtube or Netflix.
Quilt of Belonging: A richly hued portrait of the human family, Quilt of Belonging is a 120 foot (36 metres) long collaborative textile art project. Learn more about it in this documentary, free online.
Remember Africville: This short film depicts Africville, a small black settlement that lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s, the families there were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration.
Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them: Free documentary online from The New York Times.
TVO Documentaries: Feature and short documentaries on everything from art, thistory, the environment, science and current affairs.
Times Talks: Watch today's top talent and thinkers in conversation with New York Times journalists.
We Are One - A Global Film Festival: A digital film festival, hosted by YouTube in May.
Open Culture: Watch free movies online, including classics, indies, film noir, and documentaries.
Hot Docs At Home: Enjoy some of the best documentaries from one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world, streaming for free online.
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