Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Barbara Brączyk; Józef Leśny; Paulina Matuszna; Franciszek Tobola; Władysław Zązel
length 02'19
location Poland
year 1975
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0015 026
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 made in Laliki Pochodzita in the summer of 1975. The parishioners, together with the parish priest Józef Leśny and the parish priests of neighboring Koniaków, Franciszek Tobola, and Kamesznica, Władysław Zągl, are walking in a solemn procession. Among the faithful can be seen Antoni’s mother, Paulina Matuszna, with her granddaughter Barbara Brączyk. Some of the participants in the procession are dressed in the traditional costumes of the Żywiec highlanders. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Poland; Laliki Pochodzita; village; priest; faithful; church life; church festival; procession