POV

Brimstone & Glory

Season 31 Episode 4 | 52m 59s

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. Conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents that work in pyrotechnics, the celebration anchors their way of life. Plunging headlong into the fire, Brimstone & Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec and celebrates celebration itself.

Aired: 07/02/18

Expired: 09/29/19

Rating: TV-PG

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