Hassa Family Archive

collection Hassa Family Archive
authors Zbigniew Hassa
starring Irena Hassa; Józef Żelazko; Leszek Hassa; Michał Hassa
length 03'18
location Poland
year 1986
format 16 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0000 027
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

The author of the film is Zbigniew Hassa. Since the age of 14, he had worked as an electrician in Warsaw Trams (then MZK). When his daughters, Joanna and Katarzyna, were born, he decided to start filming events from the life of the family. 

First Communion of Michał Hassa (son of Leszek, Zygmunt’s brother). Interior of the church in Jabłonna. The solemn entrance of children to the church. Michał stands among the boys. Procession in front of the church. The boys, among them Michał, leave the church. Shots of the family in front of the church. We can see Irena, Józef Żelazko, Leszek Hassa (Michał’s father) and his in-laws. A close-up of Michał standing with his father. A communion reception in Leszek’s apartment in Legionowo. The family stands on the balcony. The children wave to the camera.


keywords Poland, Legionowo, Jabłonna, First Communion, church, priest, altar server, children, family party, balcony, children