On June 22, 1985, Air India 182 left Montreal, bound for Delhi via London Heathrow. It never made it. Four hours after takeoff, 200 miles off the Irish coast, a bomb ripped through the baggage compartment and the plane disintegrated at 30,000 feet, killing all 329 people on board. Read More

It was the most deadly act of air terrorism in history before 9/11. The bombing was the result of a Vancouver-based conspiracy whose members were under investigation by Canadian Intelligence in the months leading up to the explosion.

Air India 182 is a first-person account of that conspiracy and the lives that were altered by it, as told by those who were directly involved. Intimate, direct-to-camera testimony is interwoven with reconstructions of key moments in the conspiracy, based entirely on court documents, de-classified intelligence reports and wiretaps. The film counts down the final weeks and hours before Air India 182 disappeared off Irish radar screens and we sleepwalked into the era of international terrorism.

Air India 182 is written and directed by Sturla Gunnarsson and produced by David York and Sturla Gunnarsson.

“...brilliantly crafted ... will haunt viewers and shake them from complacency as it recreates... the most deadly act of air terrorism in history before 9/11. ... a classic of its genre and an important page of Canadian history.” - Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun

“...a movie so gripping and suspenseful in its retelling of a large-scale tragedy that it frequently seems like a tautly written drama instead of grim reality.” - Canadian Press

“...combines pure documentary with eloquent scenes of dramatic re-enactment. ... pushes the frontiers of non-fiction with a veracity and power on a par with movies like  United 93, (and) A Mighty Heart ... finds a poetic beauty and glimmers of transcendence in imagining what might have unfolded, and portraying a life that is about to be lost.” - Brian Johnson - MacLeans

“Gunnarsson uses recreations to lay out exactly how the bomb made it on the plane, who put it there, and the aftermath of disaster. In between these often chilling reminders of the events are remarkably open and heartbreaking interviews... Devoid of any overt political rhetoric, Air India 182 ends up being among the most important political films of the past few years.” - Jesse Wente - CBC Radio

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