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Title Ka-wayawayama : aeroplane dance / produced and directed by Trevor Graham
Published [Lindfield, N.S.W.] : Film Australia, [1994]


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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (58 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Summary Records the story of the "Ka-wayawayama", or "Aeroplane dance" of the Yanyuwa people of the Borroloola area, Northern Territory. The dance was created after an American "Liberator" bomber crashed in the area in December 1942 after a mission in the South-West Pacific. Re-creates the plight of the flight crew in their trek across the inhospitable terrain of the Gulf of Carpentaria and the search for the lost crew
Notes "Based upon an official report written by Staff Sergeant Grady Gaston for the US Airforce, May 1943" --closing credits
"Produced in association with the SBS Aboriginal Television Unit"--Closing credits
"Script developed with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission"--Closing credits
"Produced with the assistance of Film Victoria"--Closing credits
"Before showing this film publically at Aboriginal communities in the [Borroloola] area, please consult senior members of the community, as some people who appear in this film may have passed away since it was completed"
Viewer advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and voices of people who have died
Credits Production managers, Kim Anning, Frank Haines; location manager, Debbie Sonenberg; interpreter and art direction, John Bradley; written and researched by Jan Wositzky; co-producer, Cristina Pozzan
Notes Rated: PG, parental guidance recommended
DVD, region 0, PAL
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Yanyuwa (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Songs, Aboriginal Australian.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Borroloola Region -- Dances
Yanyuwa (Australian people) -- History.
Aircraft accidents -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Borroloola Region
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Personal narratives, American.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Wositzky, Jan.
Bradley, John, 1959-
Pozzan, Cristina
Little Eva (Airplane)
Other Titles Aeroplane dance