About Dogs And People

About Dogs And People

About Dogs And People

1993 / Slovakia, United States / 43min

When I first arrived in America, (from my native Slovakia), I neither spoke nor understood a word of English and I soon found myself in the position of a mute creature. Perhaps it was this experience of muteness that inspired me to make a film about America from the perspective of a creature that neither speaks nor understands this country’s language or ways. Dogs can’t speak, but they can tell a lot about the society in which they live. About Dogs and People is an account of my journey across America to explore its’ canine culture. The film is made in the form of an essay: it uses authentic footage, but presents the material in a subjective way. Derived from my experience with non-verbal communication, the film “speaks” through imagery, using the vocabulary of archetypal gesture, tone, melody and rhythm.



  • Original title
    O psoch a ľuďoch
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mišo Suchý
  • Dir. of Photo.
  • Editing
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    43 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • United States
  • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Mišo Suchý & Lida Suchý
    335 Buckingham Ave
    New York Syracuse N.Y.
    United States
    tel: 0013154726482
    e-mail: msuchy@syr.edu
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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