SLOVAK documentary filmmaker Pavol Barabáš received the main prize at the International Festival of Mountain Climbing, in the eastern Czech town of Teplice nad Metují, for the second time. While a year ago he won the award with his film Mustang, shot in the Himalayas, this time it was with the film Omo - The Journey to the Primeval Age.
The film is about a journey back to the cradle of mankind. Six men set out on a dangerous raft voyage in Africa. Sailing through the Omo canyon, they discover native tribes living at the foot of the Omo river. Somewhere there, far from any civilized world, the most ancient bones of primeval man were found.
The documentary also won the Silver Gentian Award for Best Film on Exploration, at the International Film Festival of Mountains, Exploration and Adventure in Trento, Italy. It was also given a Special Mention at the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival in Canada, and the film also received the Grand Prize at the Mountain-climbing festival in Poprad, Slovakia.
8. Sep 2003 at 0:00