Brimstone & Glory

Hot Docs Film Festival, 2017
McBaine Documentary Feature Award, San Francisco Film Festival 2017


The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity 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, up-¬and-comers create their own rowdy, lo¬fi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than-life papier¬-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions. More than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival more than revelry for revelry’s sake. Plunging headlong into the fire, BRIMSTONE & GLORY honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself.
Production Status: Complete
Original Languages: English, French
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 67
Year: 2017


Viktor Jakovleski


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Brimstone & Glory
Viktor Jakovleski, Director Brimstone & Glory