Aeroplane Dance

© Graham
58 minutes / Colour and B&W / 1994
Directed by
Trevor Graham

Country of production Australia

December 1942: US bomber ‘Little Eva’ was returning to base after a bombing raid over New Guinea. It hit a storm and crashed at Moonlight Creek in Australia’s far north. Aeroplane Dance dramatises the Americans’ struggle to survive in an unfamiliar land, a place they experienced as hostile, and brings together the Americans’ and Yanyuwa peoples’ tales of war, survival, story-telling and the creation of legends.

Language and subtitles Original Version with English Subtitles

Region Australia

Country Australia

Keywords Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples War / Conflict / Reconciliation Memory