Expedition OMO More about DVD

The past of the human race lies in African history. It was somewhere there, on the banks of the Ethiopian River Omo, far from the civilized world, that the oldest bones of primaeval man were found. For millions of years, however, the history of human civilization avoided this territory. Thanks to that, tribes have survived which can take us back into the past, so that we can better understand where we have come from and maybe also, where we are going. Six daring people set out for the unknown on a raft through the dangerous canyon of the River OMO. They fought their way through wild rapids on this river flowing through no man's land, encountering large numbers of hippopotami and crocodiles, to discover not only people living naturally along the lower reaches of the River Omo, but themselves as well.

Time stopped here to save the past of the humankind.

Script, photography, editing, directing: Pavol Barabáš,
Music: Michal Ničík, Length: 68 minutes,
Year of production: 2002

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Silver Gentian for the “Best Film On Exploration” - Trento, Italy, 2003
Slovak Film Critic’s Prize - Trenčianske Teplice, Slovak Republic, 2003
Special Appreciation of the Jury - Vancouver, Canada, 2003
GRAND PRIZE - Teplice nad Metuji, Czech Republic, 2003
GRAND PRIZE - Skipper Tále, Slovak Republic, 2003
GRAND PRIZE - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2002
GRAND PRIZE - Sliven, Bulgaria, 2004 GRAND PRIZE of the JURY - AIGLE D’OR DE L’AVENTURE - Val d´Isére, France, 2005
1. prize - for visual aspects of the film, E x p l o r e r s F e s t i v a l, Lodz, Poland, 2004
JURY’S PRIZE - Envirofilm, Slovak Republic, 2004
2nd Prize - Kendal, Great Britain, 2003
Honourable mention - Graz, Austria, 2003
Jury’s Prize - Agrofilm, Slovak Republic, 2003
Slovak Literary Fund Prize - Mountains and Town, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2003
Public Prize - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2003
Public Prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2002
Public Prize - Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, 2002
Prize for the “Best Fresh Water” - Water, Sea, Oceans, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, 2004
The Mayor of Banská Bystrica Prize „for original connection of an adventure and ideas connected with the roots of a human existence“ - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, SR, 2004
nomination - BANFF, Canada, 2002
Prize sponsorised by "SUUNTO Enterprise" and Alps Librairy for the best Adventure and exploration film in the “Documentary films” category - Autrans, France, 2004
Public Prize - MFF Divoká Orlice, Czech Republic, 2006

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