Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Anna Matuszna; Elżbieta Matuszna; Paulina Matuszna; Elżbieta Wojciuch; Franciszek Wojciuch; Jadwiga Wojciuch
length 05'03
location Poland
year 1988
format 8 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0015 015
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Antoni Matuszny, who came from the Beskid village of Laliki, was interested in photography since he was a child. As he recalls, he wanted to save the life of his family and the countryside in the 1970s from oblivion. At the age of thirteen, he bought the first camera, and when he was 24 – the camera of the Soviet Quarz 5.

Film shot in 1988 at the Matuszny family home on Polna Street in Węgierska Górka. Paulina, daughter of Antoni and Elżbieta, in gymnastics outfit, is presenting the family with a hula-hoop routine. Paulina swaps with her younger sister Anna, then the girls are dancing and jumping together. Elżbieta Matuszna with her daughters, her parents Elżbieta and Franciszek Wojciuch, and her sister Jadwiga is sitting at the Christmas table; there is also a decorated Christmas tree visible in the room. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Poland; Węgierska Górka; family life; family; gymnastics; hula-hoop; dance; play; children; childhood; Christmas; Christmas tree