Part political satire, part eco-horror and part road movie, Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. The apocalyptic desert camps of Mad Max 2 become the site of refugee detention, flesh-eating sheep are recast as anti-colonial insurgents and a feminist motorcycle gang goes vigilante on Mel Gibson. Binding together a documentary impulse with the bent plotlines of Australian film texts, Soda_Jerk’s revisionist history opens a wilful narrative space where cinema fictions and historical facts permeate each other in new ways.
Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective who work exclusively with sampled material and pirated cinema to make experimental documentary films.
Image credit: Terror Nullius, dir. Soda_Jerk, 2018