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.