Iceland; church history; pioneers; converts; 2007 LDS Film Festival
Fire on Ice: The Saints of Iceland , captures the compelling history surrounding the conversion, emigration and assimilation of the early Icelandic Latter-Day Saints. This remarkable story of faith, courage and sacrifice highlights the 415 pioneers that left their homeland between 1855 and 1914 and the powerful legacy they left behind.
On June 25th 2005, 150 years after the arrival of the first Icelander, a Memorial in Spanish Fork was erected and dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley in honor of these early pioneers.
Featured interviews include the President of Iceland, prominent Icelandic Historians, as well as many of today's Icelandic Latter-Day Saints.
This unique story becomes a cherished part of America's pioneer ancestry, woven by the faithful saints of Iceland, past and present.
Based on the book "Fire and Ice" by Fred E. Woods.
Other production companies for this film include Kaleidoscope Pictures, and Mormon Historic Sites Foundation.
This film screened at the 2007 LDS Film Festival.