Pisarek Family Archive

collection Pisarek Family Archive
authors Walery Pisarek
starring Krystyna Pisarkowa
length 10'55
location Yugoslavia; France; Poland
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0005 014
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Walery Pisarek was a well-known linguist, media expert and popularizer of science. He bought a camera in the early 60s, during a business trip to Hungary, where he went as the artistic director of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Nowa Huta community centre.

Genre scenes from trips abroad, recorded during media conferences among others in Dubrovnik and Paris. In Dubrovnik, the author was accompanied by his wife, Krystyna Pisarek. We can see her during a tour of the city and a boat trip. In Paris, Walery Pisarek was already alone and filmed the emblematic tourist attractions of the city: Notre Dame, the banks of the Seine, the statue of Joan of Arc, the Place de la République, Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and, of course, shop windows with newspapers. There are also shots from the trip, most likely to Spain (corrida for tourists, monument to Don Quixote, views from the bus window). The film ends with a scene in which Krystyna Pisarek and her daughter, Dorota, aim toy guns at the lens. Most likely, this scene comes from 1967.




keywords Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, Croatia, wife, ship, panorama, conference, Paris, monuments, Notre Dame, Seine, statue of Joan of Arc, Republic Square, Moulin Rouge, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, corrida, Don Quixote, pistol, media expert, linguist, science, business trip, delegation, tourist attractions, sightseeing