Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Alicja Krajewska; Paula Krajewska
length 04'44
location Poland
year 1977
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 015
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.

A film documenting the early childhood of Paula, Jarosław’s daughter, shot in the spring of 1977. The girl crawls around the apartment and clumsily stands in the crib, leaning against the railings. Alicja, Jarosław’s wife, feeds her daughter in the crib. Paula’s parents lead Paula by the hand during a walk. Jarosław sits on a bench and smiles at his wife, who films him.


keywords Poland, child, childhood, family, family life, walk