My Name is Hungry Buffalo / EN version

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
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Jan calls himself Buffalo. He loves cowboys, he’s blind, and may lose his hearing. Pavel Jurda’s documentary follows his journey to America to visit the chief of the Navajo tribe, who wants to perform a ritual to help his hearing. The film is full of unpretentious humor thanks to Jan’s charisma. In the USA, he’s like the Don Quixote of the Wild West - a naive adventurer in a world that is much more ordinary than his imagination. This observational, but not standoffish, film is also an example of how the medium of film can relate to blind people by constantly showing the difference between what Jan perceives and what we actually see.

You can watch this film with Czech subtitles.


  • Original title
    Jmenuji se Hladový Bizon / EN verze
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pavel Jurda
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jiří Strnad
  • Editing
    Marek Šulík
  • Music
    David Smečka
  • Sound
    Jiří Kubík
  • Duration
    84 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Slovakia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2016


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