Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Paula Krajewska
length 05'13
location Poland
year 1970–1980
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 009
source of funding Polish Film Institute

The author of the film is Jarosław Krajewski (born in 1952 in Poznań). As a teenager, he received his first camera as a gift from his parents. Since then, he has filmed important events and family life: weddings, holiday trips to the Powidz area, as well as his daughters, Paula and Zuzanna, growing up. Jarosław was interested in journalism. In his youth, he belonged to the Club of Youth Journalists (KDM), later he worked, among others, in the office and the company newspaper in a furniture factory and as a tour guide in Europe. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.Part 1
Paula, Jarosław’s daughter, crawls around the apartment.

Part 2
An account of a holiday trip near Powidz, an important place for the Krajewski family, where the family spent their annual, monthly vacation for many years. The location was the result of the expectations of Albin Krajewski, Jarosław’s father, who was an avid angler, and his wife, Kazimiera, who wanted to spend her free time near her birthplace – Strzałkowo. In fact, Powidz is more of a nickname than a location, because the place where the family spent their free time was located about 5 kilometers from Powidz, near the settlement of Ostrowo by the Lake Powidzkie Małe. They rented a place on a hill near the water and there they set up a campsite. They rented it from a local peasant, Mr. Wojtek, by barter, in exchange for unnecessary things and clothes.

Paula stands in a cot outside, leaning against wooden rungs. In the background, we can see a tent set up. The family spends time in front of the tent, Alicja, Jarosław’s wife, prepares sandwiches. Close-ups of the participants of the holiday trip. One of the men makes funny faces to the camera, Alicja fools around, and little Paula plays in the cot. Shots of the campsite. One of the women prepares tea, and the man scatters some spill under the tent. The mother feeds Paula with a spoon. Shots of the campsite.

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keywords Poland; Powidz; Powidzkie Małe Lake; summer; holidays; tent; tent tourism; campsite; child; baby cot; sandwiches; free time; family; family life