Buda Family Archive

collection Buda Family Archive
authors Zygmunt Buda
starring Jacek Buda; Katarzyna Buda; Marek Buda; Jolanta Chmielewska; Kazmierz Chmielewski; Teodora Chmielewska; Franciszek Stafisz; Janina Stafisz; Łucja Stafisz; Jadwiga Stawska
length 02'58
country Poland
locations Sierpc, Poland 
year 1956
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0037 009

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. 

Film shot in a children playground in Sierpc in the summer of 1956. Jacek, Marek and their cousin Jola Chmielewska, together with other children, are playing in the sandpit, on the slide and swings. Among the adults present in the garden there can be seen the boys’ grandparents, Franciszek and Łucja Stafisz, Katarzyna Buda with her sisters Teodora Chmielewska (with her husband Kazimierz) and Janina, as well as a neighbor Jadwiga Stawska. The Sierpc playground was very well known to the family, as Franciszek was involved in its maintenance when he retired. 



keywords Poland  Sierpc  playground  game park  children  holiday  summer  play  swings  sand  childhood  family  family life  free time  
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage