Krajewscy Family Archive

collection Krajewscy Family Archive
authors Jarosław Krajewski
starring Jarosław Krajewski
length 16'38
location Poland
year 1965
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0024 017
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
description

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 from Strzałkowo, the family home of Jarosław Krajewski’s mother, shot around 1965. The film consists of typical genre scenes – shared meals, games, playing with children and teenage family members, as well as shots from the yard: feeding dogs, playing with pigs and piglets or working in the field. In the second part of the film, we move by a water reservoir where the family rests: children and adults sunbathe, bathe, lie on blankets, jump into the water and swim on a pedal boat. Scenes full of action are interspersed with shots depicting moments of boredom or reflection – young people sit on the porch, shoot from a catapult, wander the streets, women sit and talk. The film ends with a long sequence from a family mushroom picking: adults armed with wicker baskets and punnets go to the forest, while the children play football and run through the forest clearing, where the family left their cars.

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keywords Poland, Strzałkowo, free time, rest, bathing, kayaks, tents, dogs, pedal boat, mushroom picking, football, pigs, haymaking, combine harvester