Szczepanowscy Family Archive

collection Szczepanowscy Family Archive
authors Piotr Reichert
length 03'23
country Poland
year 1981
format S8 mm
color color
signature PAFD 0023 005

Part 1

The film was made in May 1981 during the funeral ceremony of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. Crowds of people at Piłsudski Square in Warsaw. In the background, there is Hotel Victoria. Flowers on the street. Funeral procession. Priests, standard-bearers, flags, banners, church hierarchs, politicians. The waiting crowd gets anxious when the coffin approaches. The coffin is carried by Solidarity activists. There is cardinal’s purple biretta on the coffin. People crane their necks, pick up cameras and take pictures. A short woman holds up a mirror.

Part 2

No information about this film. A garden in front of a house. A female feeds cats. Kittens play with each other.


keywords Warsaw  Piłsudski Square  Victoria Hotel  cardinal  funeral  procession  priests  Solidarity  coffin  biretta  camera  mirror  crowd  cats 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage