Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com
UPDATE: Here is a scientific report by the Smithsonian Institution/Richard Wunderman with numerous references to this video, its associated still photographs, and GPS coordinates: volcano.si.edu/showreport.cfm?doi=10.5479%2Fsi.GVP.BGVN201405-342110
Volcán Pacaya is an active volcano in the Escuintla department of Guatemala nearby Antigua and Guatemala City. Though the volcano had been dormant for over a century, it erupted in 1965 and hasn't stopped since. As recently as 2006, increased eruptions resulted in the formation of a lava river as you will see in this short film. When capturing the footage, the heat was so intense that I could only hold out for brief shots, needing to turn away regularly to avoid getting scorched. Rather than covering those reactions, I have retained them in editing, as harsh cuts at once stylized and truthful (or comical, if the idea of getting sizzled makes you giggle).
A complete record of this hiking expedition was recorded via Android My Tracks at the following link: focuspull.in/PACAYA