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Through Fire and Water

Valdimar Leifsson

The film "Through Fire and Water" is about man´s fight against nature´s powerful forces; the volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands in 1973. It's main theme is the people who put their lives at risk by pumping water on flowing lava in order to steer it away from the island´s most important place - its fishing harbour. Thus, they also managed to save some homes of the inhabitants of the islands. A truly courageous rescue achievement, that has never been repeated.

Original title: Eldhugarnir
English title: Through Fire and Water

Director: Valdimar Leifsson
Screenwriters: Ari Trausti Gudmundsson, Gísli Pálsson,Valdimar Leifsson
Producers: Valdimar Leifsson, Bryndís Kristjánsdóttir
Director of photography: Valdimar Leifsson
Editor: Valdimar Leifsson
Music: Kjartan Valdemarsson
Production company: Lífsmynd
International sales: RÚV, DR
Supported by: Town of Westman Islands, University of Iceland, SASS, Gísli Pálsson, Icelandic Film Centre

Production country: Iceland
Scheduled premiere: July 2018
Length: 52 min.
Production format: UHD 4K
Screening format: DCP