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Title Aeroplane dance / directed by Trevor Graham
Published Acton, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1994
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (60 min.)
Series Australasian video online
Summary On 1 December 1942, a US bomber called Little Eva was returning to base after a bombing raid over New Guinea. The plane hit a tropical storm and crashed at Moonlight Creek in the southeast corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in Australia's far north. The events that followed were recorded both in the journal of an American survivor and in a spectacular corroboree created by the Yanyuwa people who searched for Little Eva and her crew. Aeroplane Dance brings together American and Yanyuwa tales of war with drama, song and dance. It is a film about survival, storytelling and the creation of legends
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Yanyuwa (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Yanyuwa (Australian people) -- History.
Songs, Aboriginal Australian.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Borroloola Region (N.T.)
Aircraft accidents -- Australia -- Borroloola Region (N.T.)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Graham, Trevor, director