Before They Sleep
Gander International Airport, Dec. 12, 1985 - Christmas music is drowned in the laughter of 248 young soldiers of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, returning home from peacekeeping duties in the volatile Middle East. Just hours from home, they re-board their chartered DC-8 for the last leg of their journey.
It is Canada's worst-ever air disaster and the worst single-day loss of life in the history of the famed Screaming Eagles.
In Fort Campbell, Kentucky, a vague, breaking news report tells Rita Jenkins her son is dead. Her own life will never be the same.
From the Canadian producer of Misery Harbour, this is the compelling story of a mother's search for peace, in a world where peace exacts the highest price.Selected Pages From Script