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28 January — 28 January

5:30 pm — 8:00 pm


General Event, Performance

Just Not Australian Film Screening | TERROR NULLIUS by Soda Jerk

Bulmba-ja Arts Centre

MA 15 + | 54mins

TERROR NULLIUS is in conjunction with the exhibition Just Not Australian showing at NorthSite Contemporary Arts. Presented in partnership with End Credits Film Club.
Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable that offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. 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.

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.

Bookings are essential
Date: Friday 28th of January 2022
Location: NorthSite at Bulmba-ja, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns City, QLD 4870 enter via Garden at front of building.
First Screening: 5:45PM — 6:50PM
Second Screening: 7:00PM — 8:05PM
(Note: doors will close 5 minutes before screening – if running late, please make your way through the main Theatre entrance.)

Soda Jerk is a two-person art collective who work at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction.


Image Credit: Soda Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS, 2018, installation view, Just Not Australian, Artspace, Sydney, 2019. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Just Not Australian was curated by Artspace and developed in partnership with Sydney Festival and Museums & Galleries of NSW. The exhibition is touring nationally with Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

The TERROR NULLIUS screening at Bulmba-ja Theatre is presented in conjunction with the Just Not Australian exhibition, in partnership with End Credits Film Club.


28th January 2022
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bulmba-ja Arts Centre
96 Abbott Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
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