Film about missing family now available

Make text smaller Make text larger

  • Lost: the ill-fated Star Tiger

    Lost: the ill-fated Star Tiger

A new documentary about a journalist searching for family lost on a flight to Bermuda nearly 70 years ago is now available online.

Bermuda Triangle: My Missing Family, directed by British reporter Matt Smith, covers his efforts to find out what happened to his grandparents who were passengers on the ill-fated Star Tiger.

The aircraft left Santa Maria in the Azores for Bermuda on January 29, 1948, but never landed on the island.

There was a five-day search for the plane, but no trace of the Star Tiger or its 31 passengers were found. The disappearance was one of many linked to the Bermuda Triangle — a body of water between Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico.

Mr Smith told The Royal Gazette: “I grew up knowing that my grandparents weren’t around. That they disappeared. We never knew, as a family, any more than that really.

“As a journalist who worked with the BBC and Sky, I wanted to find out a bit more about it. I wanted to dig around and get information.”

The documentary, filmed largely on the island, was aired by the Canadian Broadcasting Company. The film is now available on Vimeo On Demand, where it can be rented for $2.99.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Oct 19, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 19, 2017 at 7:07 am)

Film about missing family now available

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "What are your views on stop-and-search in today's Bermuda?"
    • Inconvenient but necessary
    • 69%
    • Wholly unproductive
    • 10%
    • Unfair targeting of young black males
    • 21%
    • Total Votes: 4697
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts