Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Zygmunt Buda
starring Marek Buda; Zygmunt Buda; Natalia Malinowska; Krzysztof Olender
length 02'41
country Poland
year 1956
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0037 008

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 probably recorded in the summer of 1956. Zygmunt and his son Marek are standing by the river. The Buda family is also accompanied by Krzysztof Olender, the son of a friend of Zygmunt’s wife, Katarzyna. Marek and his dad go by bus on a trip, probably organized by Zygmunt’s workplace. One of the participants of the trip was also Natalia Malinowska (called Mrs. Marylka) with her children. The participants of the tour walk around the coach, laughing and talking. The group crowds in front of a beer booth.


keywords Poland  trip  bus  holidays  summer  travel  travelers  river  fun 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage