NAIDOC Week on Netflix
37 First Nations titles including new documentary The Last Daughter, are part of Netflix curated content.
Netflix is marking NAIDOC Week with specially curated collection of films and shows with a ‘First Nations Forever‘ page, which offers a collection of 37 titles centered around Indigenous Australian perspectives.
The page artwork “Rainbow Serpent Dreaming” by Luke Mallie 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.
The curated collection includes the 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.