The Polarman - About the film

He is well- known in the world, but unknown in his home country. Slovakian Peter Valusiak took part in more than 20 expeditions to the Polar Regions. In 1998, together with three Russian explorers, he completed the first unsupported crossing of the Arctic Ocean from Russia to Canada over the North Pole. Another great challenge which has been on his mind for many years is to cross Antarctica over the South Pole. The Polarman is portrait of a man who tries to survive alone in the coldest continent.

Cast: Peter Valušiak
Script: Miriam Petráňová and Pavol Barabáš
Music: Maroš Barabáš
Sound: Martin Merc
Editing: Róbert Karovič
Production: Alena Koščová
Director: Pavol Barabáš
Length: 57 min.
Genre: documentary


Polar areas witnessed many incredible performances but also tragical defeats. Stories about courage and adventures fascinated people all over the world. What attracted adventures and explorers to inhospitable icy lands?


On the backround of the adventure in Antarctic we discover the soul of The Polarman. His feeling of the land, coldness, unpredictable dangers, loneliness, decision making, reacting by instict in tense situations.

The realization of this film was financially supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.