Celebrating NAIDOC Week on Netflix and beyond

Famous five Bunya features go to Netflix, great Indigenous docs on DocPlay, and other options to mark a special week without leaving the house or braving crowds.

NAIDOC Week happens across Australia to acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All Australians from all walks of life, not just Indigenous communities, are invited to participate, and local live events pop up all over the place.

NAIDOC Week is usually held in July, but 2020 is weird old year, so it’s happening a bit late, right now: 8 – 15 November. And because of this weird horrible old year, many people won’t be wanting to leave the house to mingle in large groups. So the safest and easiest way to celebrate is to watch some of the many excellent films and television shows made by or with Australia’s ever-increasing wealth of Indigenous screen talent.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk