NAIDOC Week on Netflix
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NAIDOC Week on Netflix

NAIDOC Week on Netflix – NAIDOC Week is celebrated annually to recognise the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Netflix is committed to building an extensive collection of First Nations stories and continuing to honour the rich history of First Nations cultures. Through a specially curated collection of films and shows, we aim to connect our members with these important storytellers.

As part of this initiative, members can visit the ‘First Nations Forever’ page, which offers a collection of 37 titles centered around Indigenous Australian perspectives, including never-before-streamed feature documentary The Last Daughter, which will exclusively debut on Netflix in Australia.

Receiving critical acclaim following its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, the film is a powerful true story of a woman’s journey to find her white family and uncover the truth about her abduction.

We are also excited to present new-to-Netflix stories such as crime drama True Colours, starring Rarriwuy Hick and 2023 Logie Nominees Miranda Otto and Luke Arnold; comedy series Preppers and The Warriors; kids programs Little J & Big Cuz and 2023 Logie Nominee for Most Outstanding Children’s Program Barrumbi Kids, as well as feature documentary We are Still Here

Our NAIDOC collection by the numbers: 

  • 37 films or shows celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • 21 narrative films starring, created by and/or about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • 9 documentaries uncovering the true stories of our country
  • 7 new-to-Netflix films, shows and docs including exclusive Netflix debuts like The Last Daughter
  • 5 television series to binge all week  
  • 3 made-for-kids shows 

We are proud to feature the artwork of Luke Mallie, who created the unique artwork “Rainbow Serpent Dreaming” that will lead the ‘First Nations Forever’ collection on Netflix for members in Australia and New Zealand. 

His artwork features the Rainbow Serpent which has appeared in Arnhem Land rock art dating back 8,000 years ago. The Rainbow Serpent is considered a powerful presence in traditional ceremonies and gatherings, symbolising unity and empowering heritage through traditional cultural practices.

In “Rainbow Serpent Dreaming,” the flags of both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples fly proudly as dancers celebrate the contributions of these communities across generations.

Luke, who is of both Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent, has ancestral ties to the Kuku Yalanji Nation in the Daintree, North Queensland, as well as Kubin Village on Moa Island in the Torres Strait Islands. He has won many national awards, including, the NAIDOC Poster Award in 2009 and the Art Lovers Australia Award in 2018. 

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