Starting from Friday, February 19, Netflix released the movie “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, as it tells an important chapter in American history, in conjunction with the 51st anniversary of the trial, of which the film offers a dramatic simulation.
The film deals with the trial of a group of demonstrators against the Vietnam War accused of plotting, violating the state’s red lines and fomenting riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Although it is a rare case that Netflix makes its paid content available for free, “Trial of the Chicago 7” is not the only free content Netflix offers to non-subscribers.
Netflix relies on a bunch of its original productions to promote its services to potential subscribers, through the “Watch Netflix Free” window on its blog, and includes many famous series, such as “Stranger Things” and “When They See Us” and the comedy series “Grace and Frankie” and the series Children, “Baby Boss”, the reality TV program “Love is Blind” and the documentary “Our Planet”.
Netflix canceled its streaming free trial month last October, relying on “free content” to market its network.