Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Zygmunt Buda
length 10'00
location Poland
year 1956
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0037 006
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Zygmunt Buda was born in Poznań in 1924 and was interested in photography since his childhood. From 1941, he worked in the Poznań photographic company Foto-Stewner, founded by Ernest Stewner. After the end of the war, he worked as a photographer in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, from which, in the 50s, he was dismissed for political incorrectness. From the 60s, he worked in the Film Services Department at the corner of Marszałkowska and Krucza streets in Warsaw. Zygmunt recorded films with a business camera with a 16-millimeter tape and a private SANYO camera with an 8-millimeter tape, which he received as a gift from a family living in the USA. His sons, Jacek and Marek, as well as the next generations of the Buda family, also became enthusiasts of filming family life. 

The film was recorded during the scout camp in Serpelice on the Bug River in 1965 or 1966. Scouts with mess tins in their hands waiting in line for a meal. As Jacek recalls, the meal is probably served by Mrs. Ziuta, about whom the boys at subsequent camps sang a song to one of the Beatles’ melodies. Friend Midzio Jr. explains to the camp participants how to use the latrine. Droogs Bogdan and Maciej also encourage boys to use the field scout toilet. Scouts tidy up the camp and collect firewood. Shots of scouts during the morning toilet and daily exercises.





keywords Poland, Serpelice, Bug, river, summer, scouts, camp, campground, meal, base, exercises