Curator's Cut: Aeroplane Dance
- DateWednesday, 19 February, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- LocationNorthern Territory Library
On 1 December 1942, a US bomber called Little Eva was returning to its Northern Territory base after a bombing raid over New Guinea. The plane hit a tropical storm and crashed at Moonlight Creek in Yanyuwa country near Borroloola. 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. Following the fallen airmens’ tracks through Yanuwa country, Aeroplane Dance brings together American and Yanyuwa tales of war and survival with drama, song and dance.
This is part of the Northern Territory Library’s Curator’s Cut film series, screening rare films from the Library collection followed by a discussion with experts on the subject.
|2019/2020 Curator's Cut Program|
|18 Sept 19||Dirt Cheap (part of the Darwin International Film Festival)|
|16 Oct 19||The Overlanders|
|20 Nov 19||Not to Lose You, My Language|
|22 Jan 20||Jedda|
|19 Feb 20||Aeroplane Dance|
|18 Mar 20||We of the Never Never|
Photo: From the Aeroplane Dance DVD Cover.