Kęszyccy Family Archive

collection Kęszyccy Family Archive
authors Marcin Kęszycki
length 04'32
location Poland
year 1955–1956
format 8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0036 004
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

The author of the film is Marcin Kęszycki, who as a teenager documented family and social life with a Newa 2 camera. 

Short documentary reportage On the market square shot at the Poznań market in 1955 or 1956. Vendors set up their stalls in the market between tenement houses. Shots of vendors and customers looking at a variety of goods. The author of the film recalls: “I was the most proud of catching with my lens a transaction that did not seem very legal…”. When the day’s trading was over, the vendors cleaned up the deserted market and packed the horse carts for departure. “This film taught me voyeurism, which later, when I was already a member of the film club (since 1968), made me particularly sensitive to documentary, of which I am still a fan today.”



keywords Poland, Poznań, documentary, market, city market, sale, trade, shopping, goods, horse cart, social life, city