Tramp The Dirt Down: Landscape in Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Turkey Shoot
A video essay commissioned by RealTime about Brian Trenchard-Smith’s 1982 Ozploitation film Turkey Shoot.
Tramp The Dirt Down – Landscape in Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Turkey Shoot (1982)
In this video, I have taken sequences from Turkey Shoot which involve the hunting of prisoners but have cut out the prisoners entirely. What remains is a series of comedic vignettes where the colonial powers attack the landscape, seemingly without purpose. And, since the original film sees prisoners rise up against their captors, I ensured that the landscape got that same opportunity.