Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.


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Albert Yang
Ruby Hunter ...
Albert's Wife


The Australian Outback - 1932. Entranced by the moon, a young girl steps out of her bedroom window. When her parents check on her, she is gone. The police suggest aboriginal tracker Albert lead the search, but the father revolts - insisting - no black-fella is to set foot on my land. Instead, he gathers together as many white men as he can find, and conducts a line search across the desolate plains in search of the child. Albert watches helplessly as her every trace is stamped to dust. Sometime later, the daughter is still missing, and the mother makes a decision to take responsibility into her own hands, to reconcile the loss of her child. She goes to find Albert... Written by Anonymous

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This land is mine. This land is me. See more »


Drama | Musical | Mystery





Release Date:

8 November 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Yhtenä yönä kuu nousi taivaalle  »

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The movie was inspired by the documentary Black Tracker (1997). Directed by Michael Riley, it was about his grandfather, Alex Riley. See more »


Albert Yang: This land is me
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Moon Theme
Written by Mairead Hannan
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Beautiful and innovative...
11 February 2002 | by (St. Paul, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully put together. I didn't realize what it was going to be like when I walked into the screening last month at the Sundance Film Festival... but I wasn't disappointed. A diverse creative team created this one hour musical drama... but its such a melancholy story... its really unexpected to see the characters break out in song... Some of the songs are very moving. "One Night the Moon" is my favorite... the family singing together while putting the little girl to bed is a great scene. Am going to look for a soundtrack!

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