The Women of Lockerbie
by Deborah Brevoort
directed by Kate Muchmore Woo
The Women of Lockerbie is a powerful, poignant drama inspired by The Laundry Project, a part of the cleanup effort after Pan Am 103 exploded and crashed down into the town of Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. Volunteer women from the town took shifts laundering the 11,000 articles of clothing of the victims, then repacked and sent the clothing to appreciative families.
In this story, Madeline and Bill Livingston have come to Lockerbie to remember their son, who was a passenger on board Pan Am 103. Madeline searches the hills for remnants of her son (whose body was never found), while Bill and women from the town attempt to encourage her to move through her hate and despair.
The women have been fighting a long battle with US officials to have access to the clothing of the victims. In washing and returning the clothing to victims' families, they seek to heal their own hearts, provide peace to others, and conquer an act of hate with an act of love. US officials, however, would rather destroy the clothing. When Madeline joins their fight to be heard, a showdown over the clothing begins.
Every day the world awakens to news of another terrorist attack. Many happen in faraway places already saturated in the violence of war: Iraq, Syria, Libya. But in Lockerbie, the world was confronted for, what many consider, the first time with a mass attack on Western soil.
Today, terrorism is increasingly in the media and in our minds. Since Lockerbie, Nice, Paris, Orlando, Brussels, London, New York City, Madrid, Istanbul, and countless other cities have experienced terrorist acts on massive scales. In the wake of these attacks are the families and friends of those who have innocently perished, and more distantly the rest of us who battle feelings of despair, hate, fear, and frustration with the systems and people that perpetrate such violence. What do we do with these feelings?
The residents of Lockerbie chose love over hate, reaching through time to comfort a grieving world with their act of hope and healing.
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