Łapkiewicz Family Archive
|collection||Łapkiewicz Family Archive|
|starring||Jan Paweł II|
|color||black and white|
|signature||PAFD 0026 010|
|source of funding||Polish Film Institute|
The author of the film is Jerzy Łapkiewicz, who filmed the events of his family’s life with a Quarz Zoom camera and Super 8 tape, borrowed from a colleague, who bought it in the Foto-Optyka shop.
There are pictures with the image of Pope John Paul II and the Virgin Mary in decorative frames, lying on a makeshift stall – a blanket on the ground. A crowd walking down the street. The faithful stand on both sides of the street. There are black off-road vehicles with papal bodyguards, black limousines and popemobiles of John Paul II. A close-up of the pope greeting the people waving to him. The papal train of cars is closed by security in black off-road vehicles and a militia Fiat 125p. A close-up of the flowers lying on the street thrown by the faithful during the pope’s passage. A kneeling crowd during the Holy Mass celebrated by John Paul II in Cracow’s Błonia Park on June 22, 1983. Standing people with raised hands in a gesture of victory. A short shot of the church of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe in Cracow’s Mistrzejowice district with the papal field altar placed in front of it.
|keywords||Poland, Cracow, Błonia, Mistrzejowice, pilgrimage, pope, John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła, militia, Fiat 125p, car, popemobile, the faithful, crowd|