A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

Book - 1997
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In the autumn of 1990, during Operation Desert Storm, two young men, one a troubled Canadian soldier, the other a teenage Palestinian black-marketeer, meet in the scorched Qatari desert. Breaching the divide of a profound cultural misunderstanding and against a backdrop of massive global conflict, these two become unlikely and secret friends. This tenuous friendship is severed by the torture and murder of the 16-year-old Palestinian inside the Canadian base--an act to which the Canadian soldier was at least a witness and perhaps a willing participant.

Weaving poetic drama with myriad documentary sources, A Line in the Sand rips the benevolent mask off recent western peacekeeping operations and challenges Canada's long treasured national mythology that it is a nation of quiet diplomats. It asks us to imagine how horrors like these could be perpetrated with our money, in our name and by people much like us.

Cast of 3 to 5 men.

Publisher: Burnaby, B.C. : Talonbooks 1997
ISBN: 9780889223752
0889223750
Branch Call Number: 812.54 Verde
Characteristics: 127 p
Additional Contributors: Youssef, Marcus

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