Soda Jerk

Australia / United States 55:00

TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. It works entirely within and against the official archive, in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is 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.

Guardian: Terror Nullius review

ABC News: Terror Nullius review

i-D: Soda Jerk interview

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Director Biography - Soda Jerk

Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective who work 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. Based in New York since 2012, they have exhibited in museums, galleries, cinemas and torrent sites.



Director Statement

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands upon which we were born, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, and extend our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.