Hajnosz Family Archive

collection Hajnosz Family Archive
authors Maria Gepner-Hajnosz
starring Maria Gepner-Hajnosz; Alex
length 02'26
location Nigeria
format 8 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0008 005
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.

Shots from a moving car. A man walks along the side of the road and carries a pile of wood on his head. Maria’s car parked by the road (Mini Morris Moke). Shots of cultivated plants and orange flowers. Shots from a moving car. Next to Maria’s parked car, we can see Alex, Maria’s British friend and a university lecturer. Shots from a moving car. A man stands on the side of the road in a traditional outfit. A woman walks through farmland, carrying bags on her head. A grazing donkey and a cow. Local children gather around a huge baobab, behind which a yellow car is parked. Maria stands next to a backwater shore. A herd of white cows.


keywords Africa, Nigeria, Zaria, man, car, Mini Morris Moke, nature, car shots, farmland, donkey, cow, baobab, children