About the film: With hundred kilos on their backs they are facing storms, blizzards and deep snow. Their craft is not only a profession, but also their way to the calmness. In the documentary Freedom under Load we get to know the oldest generation of the porters in the High Tatras, who climb with supplies to the mountain huts every day. We discover why they have chosen this way of life and why they remain the last of the Mohicans on the European continent. And maybe we find out something about our own load that we carry.

FREEDOM UNDER LOAD
(org. Sloboda pod nakládom)
a documentary film, 54min., SK, 2016

Director & scriptwriter: Pavol Barabáš
DoP: Pavol Barabáš
Composer: Michal Novinski, Martin Barabáš, Ladislav Chudík - violončelo
Sound design: Martin Merc

Production company: K2 Studio (SK)

Premiere: 1.9.2016

Awards:
Grand Prix at 12th Mountain Film Meetings in Zakopane, Poland (2016)
Best documentary Award at International Mountaineering Film Festival, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic (2016)

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