Darwin Festival Event: Terror Nullius

TERROR NULLIUS
AUSTRALIAN FILM: DESERT REDUX

Presented by Darwin Festival and Deckchair Cinema

As part of Australian Film: Desert Redux two very different Aussie films expose a side of our country you won’t see in the tourism ads.

Soda_Jerk’s TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable epically remixed from official archives to offer an un-writing of Australian national mythology. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, the film creates a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.

Two-person art collective Soda_Jerk works at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction. They are fundamentally interested in the politics of images: how they circulate, whom they benefit, and how they can be undone. Their sample-based practice takes the form of films, video installations, cut-up texts and lecture performances.

TERROR NULLIUS screens with the short film The Was.

Before the screening enjoy live music from local artist Broadwing to complete your night out under the stars.

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“ A weird, dazzling, kinetic, dizzyingly ambitious, sensationally mishmashed beast ...”

Luke Buckmaster Guardian

“ The best Australian film of 2018 might just be a 54-minute mashup of almost every other Aussie film ever made.”

Sarah Ward Concrete Playground

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Monday 20 August
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Soda_Jerk

Year

2018

Running Time

70 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

Australia

Language

English

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