Mysterious Mamberamo - About the film

Thanks to its inaccessibility, both natural and political, Irian Jaya is the only remaining place where civilized man can come into contact with the primitive world. Until now no expedition had managed the march from the centre of the country to the River Mamberamo, which hides its secrets from the white world. This is the dream of all explorers and adventure-seekers.It was here that two friends entered an unknown jungle on a march a thousand kilometres long. They were looking for the most primitive tribes, in order to help us remember and learn how we used to live in harmony with nature. What awaited them was a journey full of hardship lasting a matter of several weeks. It led through the forbidden inland territory of New Guinea, in order to lift the veil of secrecy from this virgin river. They struggled with the snares of the jungle, malaria, hunger and with themselves, in order to find the real treasures. These are respect for people and humility in relation to the world and to themselves. Slogan: "The belief that they would succeed was stronger than the jungle, malaria and they themselves."

Script, editing, directing: Pavol Barabáš
Photography: Ladislav Gulik, Pavol Barabáš
Music: Michal Novinski
Length: 67 minutes
Year of production: 2000
Format: 4.3
Sound: 2.0

Filming location