about me


Pavol Barabáš (1959) is the author of a large-scale of mountain-oriented and adventure films about peoples' survival in extreme conditions. His films were shot in inaccessible wilderness, on wild rivers and glacial peaks, as well as in deep caves far away from civilization. He likes to look for stories the heroes of which go beyond their limits. He is fascinated by encounters with different cultures and he is mostly attracted by the territories of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as the lands of natural people hidden deep in the jungle. His films present the manner in which man should treat the Earth. They emit love and respect for nature, enormous mental power and moral conscience.

He has accomplished several ground-breaking expeditions, from the discovery of Stone Age people untouched by civilization in the rainforests of New Guinea, through the co-discovery of a mega-cave on the Chimantá plateau, to the first transit of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. His documentaries about the Slovak mountains also belong among those that are extremely viewer-attractive.
His films have been awarded with more than 300 national as well as international prizes. He is a holder of the prestigious Grand Prize from the International Alliance for Mountain Film as gratitude to the filmmakers, directors and producers who have contributed throughout their careers – through loyalty and dedication, and with little regard for personal profit — to the evolution of mountain film into the prominent genre that it is today.



Grand Canyon, 63 min., (2023)

Mountain Guides, 68 min., (2022)

Dhaulagiri is my Everest, 64 min., (2021)

Everest - The Hard Way, 53 min., (2020)

Salto is the King, 64 min., (2020)

Svetozár Stračina, 68 mn., (2019)

Spirit of Jaguar, 67 min., (2018)

Addicted to Altitude, 63 min., (2017)

Freedom under Load, 61 min., (2016)

Essence of Slovakia, (2016)

Suri, 68 min., (2015)

Live for Passion, 60 min. (2014)

The Polarman, 57 min. (2014)

Footprints on the Ridge, 53 min. (2013)

Tales of the tatras Peaks, 5 x 30 min. (2011, 2012, 2013)

Searching for the Shadow, 32 min. (2013)

Where silence speaks, 14 min. (2013)

Captives of the Underground, 34 min. (2012)

The Secret World´s Seekers, 32 min. (2010)

Pygmies - The Children of The Jungle, 52 min. (2011)

Trou de Fer - The Iron Hole, 55 min. (2011)

Mongolia - In The Shadow of Genghis Khan, 61 min. (2010)

Silence Above the Clouds, 60 min. (2010)

The Mystery Of Underground, 15 min. (2009)

Bhutan - A Search For Happiness, 33 min. (2008)

Everest - Juzek Psotka, 26 min. (2008)

Carstensz - The Seventh Summit, 44 min. (2008)

Unknown Antarctica, 40 min. (2007)

High Tatras - A Wilderness Frozen In Time, 52 min. (2007)

Tepuy - A Journey To The Dephts Of The Earth, 63 min. (2007)

The Metamorphoses of the Tatra Mountains, 13 min. (2006)

Pururambo, 54 min. (2005)

Amazonia Vertical, 63 min. (2004)

The Tatras a Mystery, 11 min., (2003)

Omo - A Journey to the Primeval Age, 68 min. (2002)

Mustang, 28 min., (2001)

Expedition Siberia, 38 min, (2001)

Mysterious Mamberamo, 67 min. (2000)

Beyond the Fronties of the Darkness, 26 min. (1999)

118 Days in Captivity of Ice, 57 min. (1998)

Buddhism on the Roof of the World, 22 min. (1998)

Their Home is Below The Kanchenjunga, 26 min. (1998)

80 Metres Below The Summit, 52 min. (1997)

Buddhist Ladakh, 20 min. (1996)

Karakoram Highway, (1995)


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