Having followed the exploits of the Veverka Brothers who have been around the World creating a documentary film about fireworks, we were thrilled to find that another short film has been created.
The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co. is a close up look at how one neighborhood in New York has taken celebrating Independence Day to another level.
The Upper Manhattan suburb of Inwood’s residents come together on the streets with their family and friends on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day away from the more popular Macy’s Independence Day Parade (which incidentally a number of them mention watching on TV before coming outside) and remain outside until the wee small hours.
In part, it appears to be a little irresponsible but as the footage shows there is a substantial Police and Fire Service presence creating a feeling of controlled madness and excitement but young and old gather together to await the fireworks which are launched from all possible sites.
There is no set up or safety plan in sight and a feeling of minor competitiveness as each person tries to outdo the last. The relaxing musical rhythm and the food being cooked all around creates a great evening out and long may it continue.