Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Andrzej Biegun; Stanisław Biegun; Zygmunt Ficoń; Tadeusz Gawron; Stanisław Golec; Kazimierz Hyla; Marian Juraszek; Antoni Matuszny; Bronisław Miesczak; Kazimierz Zuziak; Stanisław Zuziak
length 03'59
location Poland
year 1982
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0015 017
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.

A film entitled ‘Life and work’ made in 1982 in Cięcina-Matlakówka during the construction of a water pipeline to the Matlakówka tourist station. Men are digging the ground for water pipes and resting in the building of the tourist station. The work is facilitated by an excavator operated by Bronisław Mieszczak. Others working on the construction are: Marian Juraszek, Kazimierz Zuziak, Stanisław Zuziak, Andrzej Biegun, Stanisław Biegun, Tadeusz Gawron, Stanisław Golec, Kazimierz Hyla, Zygmunt Ficoń and the author of the film, Antoni Matuszny. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Poland; Cięcina; Matlakówka; tourist station; mountains; work; waterpipe; excavator; forest