Filmmaker Zach Voss interviews several volcanologists about their time in the field studying the Santa Maria and Santiaguito Volcano complex near Qutzeltenango, Guatemala. Many talk about trying to determine how to get closer while balancing the risk and reward of such a dangerously exciting profession.
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