The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site of festivities unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework-makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity and dozens of teams build larger-than-life papier-mache bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions. For the people of Tultepec, the National Pyrotechnic Festival is explosive celebration, unrestrained delight and real peril. Plunging headlong into the fire, Brimstone & Glory honours the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself.

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