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Blow Up (2012) 10:43 min (HD video) (extracts)
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lBlow Up (2012), on the other hand, mixes documentary with puppet-theatre fiction and anthropological analysis. The puzzling events of the ambiguous hammer explosion ritual which is celebrated solely in the town of San Juan de La Vega are based on aural history specific to this location. The fragmentary documentation of the explosion events - in appearance themselves closer to a street fight than a ceremony - are positioned within the context of their origination in local myth. Trying to shed light on the origin of the ceremony the myth is narrated with mexican puppets and interwoven with anthropological commentary.