Between 1982-1991, during Lebanon's civil war, 96 foreign hostages
of 21 national origins--mostly American and western European--were
kidnapped in Lebanon. While most were released, at least 9 were
murdered or died in captivity. After many failed attempts by various
groups or governments to free the hostages, the U.N., Iran and Israel
finally came to the negotiating table to free the remaining hostages.
DAWN AT MIDNIGHT recounts the story of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and looks at the bigger context: the civil war leading up to the kidnappings, the reason for the kidnappings (the rise of the Hezbollah), the negotiations by the U.N to free the last of the hostages, and finally Hezbollah's entry into Syria today.