Hajnosz Family Archive

collection Hajnosz Family Archive
authors Maria Gepner-Hajnosz
length 03'26
location Finland
year 1969
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0008 004
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Maria Gepner Hajnosz, an architect, a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria (Nigeria) (1975–1983). She took part in the Warsaw Uprising together with her mother, Stefania Gepner, and her brother, Bolesław. They worked in a kitchen. Bolesław died in the Uprising at the age of 13.

The film was made during Maria Gepner Hajnosz’s business trip to Helsinki. A park in Helsinki. In the foreground, a sculpture of a naked woman. Passers-by. A woman with a baby in a carrier wears bell-bottoms. The port of Helsinki, a row of moored boats. Ducks on the water. A view of the port, a large moored ship, a ferry with the inscription “Viking Line”. Islets near the harbour quay. A sailboat on the water. Shot from a sailing ship. Shots from Helsinki, e.g. Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the monument of Tsar Alexander II. A street. A group of men in uniform at a pedestrian crossing. A tram stop.


keywords Finland, Helsinki, port, sailboat, yacht, park, bell-bottoms, Viking Line, Senate Square, cathedral, monument of Tsar Alexander II, uniform