Sand is the story of two Black Canadian soldiers. Both men were assigned to the 37 colored grenadiers, a construction unit comprised of black soldiers assigned to North Africa during World War II. On April 16, 1942, their transport ship was struck and sunk by a mine 306 Km north of Morocco. There were only two survivors. For 18 hours they floated in a leaky raft through shark infested waters to a small deserted island.