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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.
(1994, 58 mins) A Film Australia National Interest Program.
© National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
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