"ONEFOUR aren’t likely to show up on mainstream TV, but their music is a soundtrack for a vision of working-class Australia that should be on screen.”
Netflix Australia has today (Aug. 21) announced that they’re set to drop a documentary on Western Sydney drill act ONEFOUR.
Titled ONEFOUR: Against All Odds, the Netflix page for the doco read: “A group of Sydney-based, Pacific Islander kids start recording drill raps to avoid a life of crime. Two years into their meteoric rise, a police task force shuts down their sold-out national tour due to concerns that the group’s music will incite violence.”
It continued, “This documentary sheds light on a controversy still playing out today. On one side is arguably the most popular drill rap group in Australia, where music offers a path to redemption and a way to escape the street.”
“On the other, a specialist police task force working to prevent them from performing in the name of public safety. ONEFOUR aren’t likely to show up on mainstream TV, but their music is a soundtrack for a vision of working-class Australia that should be on screen.”
Writer and Director Gabriel Gasparinatos added: “The story of ONEFOUR is one of the most significant cultural moments in recent Australian history. It’s about the changing face of this country and who gets to have a voice in it.”
“Australia markets this sunkissed image of itself and it’s so important to show it’s not all like that, and that there is another side to this country the world is only just starting to see. I’m so grateful to ONEFOUR for trusting us with their story and to Netflix for bringing it to the global audience it deserves.”
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ONEFOUR: Against All Odds will premiere on Netflix later this year.