July 1, 2003
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Fire, Snow and Honey

Voices from Kurdistan

In Fire, Snow and Honey freedom fighters, mothers, musicians, doctors, teachers, soldiers and scholars, aged between 23 and 103, reexamine the past and present from a Kurdish perspective. By lifting many veils of secrecy, they reveal the origins of monotheism and of civilization itself, as well as an ethnic persecution, which has killed about half a million Kurds in four decades. At the front line of global forces, the Kurdish predicament is shown to be intimately interwoven with international events, such as the Iraq-Iran War and the Kuwait War. On the home front, Kurdish women expose their often confronting experiences, emerging as shining examples of an ancient culture that honors loyalty, bravery and hospitality, music and poetry, but which has been torn apart by massacres, deportations, imprisonments and politics, resulting in a steady stream of refugees to the West.

Madame Danielle Mitterrand in her foreword writes:
"It is no longer acceptable. . . to close our eyes to the massive violations of the rights of Kurds. . . Finding a political and peaceful solution to the Kurdish problem is now necessary more than ever. We have a large population with a very high birth rate, living in an area which has the largest reserves of water in the Middle East. The Kurdish problem, outstripping its regional framework, has become a European, indeed a global problem, best dealt with by the international community.

Tackling all aspects of Kurdish life, Fire, Snow and Honey acts as a living witness to the Kurdish people in the millennium: of their past, but also their present, so the future can take note."

About the Authors

As well as being a filmmaker, radio-producer, teacher and community writing coordinator for a number of disadvantaged groups, Gina Lennox has three books published: People of the Cross (1994), Struck by Lightning (1996) and In Search of Heroes (1998).
Gina Lennox

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