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On December 1, 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 which 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. The film brings together American and Yanyuwa tales of war, with drama, song and dance.

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Trevor Graham
Jan Wositzky
Trevor Graham  Cristina Pozzan
Executive Producers
Sharon Connolly
Dir. of Photography
Jenni Meaney


Tamblyn Lord - Simon Wilton - Sean Ladhams - Russell Fletcher

Production Details

Production Completion
Drama, History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • International Tourist Film Festival
  • Bildungswerk Der Erzdiozese Koln
  • Beeld Voor Beeld Anthropological Film Festival
  • Gottingen International Ethnographic Film Festival
  • RAI Ethnographic Film Festival
  • Dublin Film Festival
  • Australian-India New Horizons
  • Bilan du Film Ethnographique
  • Chicago International Film Festival