Matuszni Family Archive
|collection||Matuszni Family Archive|
|starring||Jan Biernat; Tadeusz Cupek; Józef Kowalczyk; Andrzej Pasternak; Józef Romaniec; Szczepan Romaniec; Józef Urbaczka; Urszula Urbaczka|
|color||black and white|
|signature||PAFD 0015 021|
|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 showing the New Year tradition of the Dziady ritual of Żywiec in Laliki Pochodzita in 1977. A group of disguised people visit local farms. Dressed in symbolic costumes, Szczepan Romaniec, Józef Romaniec, Józef Kowalczyk, Urszula Urbaczka, Józef Urbaczka, Tadeusz Cupek and Andrzej Pasternak dance and sing carols in the courtyards. The dancing group is accompanied by Jan Biernat on the harmonium and his friend on the violin.
|keywords||Poland, Laliki, Beskid Żywiecki, tradition, carol singing, carol singers, harmony, violin, music, dance, disguise, winter, snow, village, farm|