Mercun

Martin Jurza
Jul 26, 2012

Document presents a portrait of Pavel Ballo as a father and a husband, who loves his family; nevertheless, he is left all alone as his children have grown up and his wife has left for abroad to work there. That is the reason why he returns to his marmots. The portrait of Pavel Ballo includes his waiting for several days in extreme conditions in the Žiar Valley, where marmots are supposed to dig out of their burrows. While waiting, Pavel Ballo is threatened by not only cold weather and bears but also by dangerous avalanches, which are common in this area at this time of year. Pavel Ballo takes all the risks although he can´t be sure whether his marmots have survived the cruel winter.

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