Suri - About the film

Adventurous trip on the unknown African river leads to the unique Suri tribe. During the journey we get to know people decided to fight for their traditions and way of life. Film Suri is a reflection on their future, and on massive extinction crisis of human cultures. The cultural diversity is necessary for the survival of civilization in the globalized world.

Story: Pavol Barabáš
Expedition members: Ivan Bulík, Pavol Barabáš, Miro Dušek, Maťo Fabiánek, Tomáš Lukačovič
Music: Martin Barabáš
Narrated by: Robert Roth
Sound: Martin Merc
Editing: Róbert Karovič
Photography: Pavol Barabáš
Director: Pavol Barabáš
Length and Format: 65 min. HD 16:9
Distribution format: DCP, BLU RAY, DVD
Genre: documentary
Year of production: 2015


Director, Pavol Barabáš, about the film:
"Who should not watch this film? Don´t watch it, if you have never dreamt about searching for aboriginal tribes in unknown territories. If you do not understand that we have to respect all the people, also those without money. Do not watch this film, if you rather sleep in a modern hotel resort than under the sky. If you rather travel by acclimatized car than by foot on a path made by barefoot black men. This film is of no meaning for you, if you don´t believe that the most wonderful lunch can be not only in an expensive restaurant, but also from a common kettle with natives.
However, if you are still going to watch this movie, something very fragile and rare is expecting you. It won´t be here in next few years. Maybe you will recognize these pictures were not paid by a TV, but originate from an enthusiasm of two friend loving Africa."

„My father, his father, and his grandfather were born and buried here. I won´t leave this land. If they force us, the war will begin. I stay in this village. Either alive above or death bellow the ground. But I won´t leave." one Suri man


This film has been produced in a coproduction with Radio and Television of Slovakia.

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