Matuszni Family Archive

collection Matuszni Family Archive
authors Antoni Matuszny
starring Anna Brączyk; Barbara Brączyk; Bernadeta Brączyk; Michał Brączyk; Teresa Brączyk; Jacek Karpeta; Barbara Karpeta; Paulina Matuszna
length 14'13
country Poland
locations Laliki, Poland 
year 1975
format 8 mm
color black and white; color
signature PAFD 0015 032

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 Laliki Kubaszczyki in the winter of 1975. Barbara, Teresa and Bernadka, together with their mum (Antoni’s sister, Anna Brączyk) and dad (Marian Brączyk), are spending time outdoors near the farm of their grandparents, Paulina and Ludwik Matuszny. The girls are also looked after by their grandmother, who keeps an eye on them while they play at home. The family takes walks in the countryside. Jacek and Barbara, children of Antoni’s cousin Jan Karpeta, also spend time on the farm. The adults take care of various farm chores during this time. Barbara, Teresa and Bernadka help their parents and look after their three-month-old brother Michał. 

(KN, AT)


keywords Poland  Laliki Kubaszczyki  village  farm  family life  family  child  childhood 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage